Nigerian award-winning writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has received an honorary degree from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

 

Adichie was one of the 6 conferred with the degree at the ceremony, all of them describes as people who have changed the world in extensive ways.

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“Few writers have captured the challenges of immigrants and others navigating those changes as Adichie,” the university said.

Others honoured with the degree are: the CEO of General Motors, Mary Barra; former Durham, Mayor William Bell; Phil Freelon, lead architect for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture; Dr. William Kaelin, professor of medicine at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School; and Attorney Russell M. Robinson II.