Author to be honoured at Johns Hopkins University

The author will be honoured alongside seven other recognized individuals. President of the Johns Hopkins University, Ronald J. Daniels said that this was a group of people who have made a difference and changed the world.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Well-known author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been named as one the distinguished achievers to be awarded honorary degrees, this year, by the Johns Hopkins University in Maryland, United States.

The Half of a Yellow Sun author will be conferred this honorary degree at the university’s commencement ceremony on the 18 of May, 2016.

The author will be honoured alongside  seven other recognized individuals. Filmmaker Spike Lee, the founding director of the Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, Laurie Zabin, Nobel Prize winner, Richard Axel, amongst others will be recognized.

President of the Johns Hopkins University, Ronald J. Daniels said that this was a group of people who have made a difference and changed the world. Daniels added that these people have made lasting impact on the arts, public health, the law, neuroscience and the resilience of communities here in Baltimore and across the globe.

A year ago, Adichie was listed among Time 100 most influential people. Last November, she received the award for the ‘Best of The Best’ female fiction writer for the last decade by the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction and also made the list of 100 most influential Africans by the New African Magazine.

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