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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Awarded “Medal of Distinction” at Barnard College & Offers Advice to Grads



Chimamanda Bgozi Adichie_Barnard CollegeYesterday we shared that Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was given an honorary degree from Johns Hopkins Universityclick here if you missed it.

The author also got a Barnard Medal of Distinction from all women’s college Barnard College in New York City this week.

She shared 3 pieces advice for the graduates, including “Read Books”! Watch to see the rest


  1. Oma

    May 20, 2016 at 9:16 am

    Keep excelling Chimamanda.

  2. mia

    May 20, 2016 at 9:16 am

    Keep slaying oh ye beautiful and strong woman!

  3. Seun

    May 20, 2016 at 9:22 am

    Great pride to Nigerians,we all share in her glory,but we reject the ones at the airport in Cambodia with drugs in their stomachs ,#good child for the father,the pikin wey no hear word na for him mama.

    • Tobigirl

      May 20, 2016 at 10:18 am

      I Co-sign your comment!!

    • Naijatalk

      May 20, 2016 at 2:08 pm

      We also reject the ones killing their spouses and marrying underage girls.

  4. Mr. Egghead

    May 20, 2016 at 9:32 am

    Chimamanda is a terrific writer, with almost preternatural powers of description. A natural story teller. Like Achebe and JK Rowling, I can read her work over and over without getting bored.
    She deserves every honour she gets

  5. nnenne

    May 20, 2016 at 10:52 am

    Good news for Nigeria. Great.
    Congrats dear.

  6. ardnas

    May 20, 2016 at 11:07 am

    Celebrating greatness. i cant get enough of Americanah.

  7. Tamales

    May 20, 2016 at 11:07 am

    I just love this woman and I love that she uses her full Igbo names. And some people were telling me I should have given my kids English names so Americans can pronounce them. You see when you are great, everyone will learn to say the names.

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