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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie receives Honorary Degree in Edinburgh University, Scotland

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Acclaimed Nigerian novelist and short story writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been honored by Edinburgh University, Scotland with an honorary degree.

Adichie received the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters at the University’s recently redeveloped St Cecilia’s Hall – Scotland’s oldest concert hall.

The award was presented to her by the University’s Principal and Vice Chancellor, Professor Sir Timothy O’Shea.

Receiving the honorary degree in recognition of her achievements as an author and public intellectual, she said:

It is lovely to be in this place, which is hallowed. I feel very fortunate to be included among the people who have been honoured with a degree from this University.

Dr. Barbara Bompani, Edinburgh University’s Director of the Centre for African Studies, who proposed Adichie for the award said:

Through her writing, her advocacy, and her public engagement, she inspires all of us to better understand our own, and other peoples’ stories.

See photos and a video from the award below:

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie receives Honorary Degree in Edinburgh University, Scotland - BellaNaija Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie receives Honorary Degree in Edinburgh University, Scotland - BellaNaija Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie receives Honorary Degree in Edinburgh University, Scotland - BellaNaija

Photo Credit: Twitter – Edinburghuni, HamOrmston, nickjrowland,

13 Comments

  1. Jennietobbie

    August 29, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    PROUD❤️ Do you; all else will fall in place. ??

  2. momo

    August 29, 2017 at 10:12 pm

    original slay queen

  3. jokobaba

    August 29, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    The over-rated one

    • The Real Oma

      August 29, 2017 at 11:24 pm

      Hehehe, we know your type.

    • Nelly

      August 29, 2017 at 11:30 pm

      Iga abu ogbenye buru amusu?
      @ will u be wretched and at d same time a wicked n bitter witch? Embrace happiness

    • ciciimileko

      August 30, 2017 at 8:21 am

      Ore, her brains got her there,care to share yours with us????
      Learn to appreciate and celebrate the worthy,
      instead of expressing the unnecessary,
      as my daughter would say ” not cool”

    • Oversabi

      September 6, 2017 at 2:19 pm

      ‘….stunting on the jealous and cowardly underachiever called jokobaba’.

      Receive joy in your life darling. Bitterness will age you.

  4. Jess

    August 29, 2017 at 10:22 pm

    So proud of this lady.

  5. Nelly

    August 29, 2017 at 11:27 pm

    That’s my girl. Keep making Nigeria proud babez. I really like ds lady

  6. Nelly

    August 29, 2017 at 11:31 pm

    @jojoba.

  7. Nelly

    August 29, 2017 at 11:32 pm

    @jokobaba

  8. Bolaji

    August 30, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    Congrats ma!

  9. Jahswill

    August 30, 2017 at 10:22 pm

    Chimamanda connects several cultures with her well coined letters…my wife, Oluchi and I appreciate you [a gift to this generation]. Next generations will love your books [as already written in Americanah]…GOD bless you

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