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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie receives Honorary Degree from Duke University



Renowned Nigerian writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is among the recipients of this year’s Duke University honorary degree.

Back in March, President Vincent E. Price of Duke University confirmed that the Americanah author is on the list of receipients.

Adichie shared photos of the decorating ceremony on her Facebook page

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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.

Photo Credit: Duke University


  1. Dayo

    July 20, 2018 at 6:55 am

    Congrats Naijanistar…

  2. Funmilola

    July 20, 2018 at 9:50 am

    And she keeps winning!

    • Baymax

      July 20, 2018 at 11:33 am

      As in!!!! Upon all the haters!!! Go CNA!!!!

  3. nnenne

    July 20, 2018 at 11:15 am

    You are living up to your name…..blessed indeed!
    Congrats, CNA!

  4. O~Intuition!

    July 20, 2018 at 2:28 pm

    Dear Chiamanda Adichie, Keep Winning!

  5. Engoz

    July 20, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    When you don’t live a lie, you soarrrrrrr!

  6. Jakes!

    July 20, 2018 at 8:38 pm

    Another day, another IGBO Lady. Yesterday, Twitter honored Madam Ngozi with an appointment unto their highest-level Management Board; Today, one of US’ most prestigious higher learning institutions- “Duke” honors Chimamanda with an[other-she has several already] honorary degree. Pls, make una nuh vex: I’m just so proud to be “Igbotic!”. Allow me CELEBRATE my ethnic group, my tribe, my tongue, my race, my nation-IGBO!!! Congratulations,Ada E Ji Eje Mba!!!

  7. Tosin

    July 21, 2018 at 6:14 pm


  8. Ethel Wobo

    July 23, 2018 at 3:35 pm

    Outstanding woman right there that I admire so much

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