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Nigeria’s literary icon, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, recently added to her fleet of feats a honouree of the Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, on the occasion of the varsity’s 2018 Commencement Ceremony.
The author is a recipient of the award alongside five others:
In his announcement of the award recipients for 2018, Duke’s 10th President ―Price― said:
“Duke is proud to recognize the contributions that this distinguished group has made to society. They each have been bold leaders in their respective fields, and their work has enriched and improved our lives. I am delighted to have the honour of awarding their degrees, and I am certain that the graduating Class of 2018 will be inspired by their example.”
— Vincent E. Price
It is also worthy of note that CNA, as Chimamanda is popularly called, only recently bagged the 2018 PEN Pinter Award― an achievement where Harold Pinter’s widow, Harold Fraser, described the Enugu-born author as a writer who embodies:
“those qualities of courage and outspokenness which Harold much admired.”
Also known as 'Glofame', Henry is a prolific Writer, fine lyricist and an audacious independent Spoken Word poet who loves God, appreciates music and enjoys other forms of performance art.