In addition to honorary degrees from Johns Hopkins University and University of Edinburgh, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie receives another honorary degree from the prestigious Duke University.
This is the summer of Black Girl Magic, as renowned Nigerian writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is on headlines once again. Following a honorable mention on Obama's book recommendation list and a nomination for a nobel prize, Adichie was a recipient of this year’s Duke University honorary degree.
PresidentVincent E. Price of Duke University confirmed, back in March, that the Americanah author was on the list of receipients.
Adichie received the award alongside Mary Barra, Chairman of General Motors; Phil Freelon, lead architect for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture; former Durham Mayor William Bell; Dr. William Kaelin, professor of medicine at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; and Russell M. Robinson II, attorney, community leader and philanthropist.