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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie honored with Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters at Georgetown College



Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie served as a speaker and honorary degree recipient for the 2019 Georgetown College Commencement ceremonies this weekend, on May 18.

After speaking at the commencement ceremony, Chimamanda received the doctor of humane letters, honoris causa degree.

She also holds the same degree from Johns Hopkins, Haverford College, the University of Edinburgh, and Amherst College.

Georgetown College Dean, Chris Celenza, says:

“We are so proud to have Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie join us for the 2019 College Commencement. Her fiction and non-fiction works have spoken to countless people about the value, the power, and the meaningfulness of differences. In doing so, she has taught us all about the full dimensions of humanity.”

See more photos from the event below.

Photo Credit: @chimamanda_adichie


  1. obodoke augustina U

    May 20, 2019 at 8:58 am


  2. obodoke augustina U

    May 20, 2019 at 8:59 am

    Congrat ma’am

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