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Chimamanda Adichie Becomes The Second Nigerian To Be Inducted Into The American Academy Of Arts And Letters




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The American Academy of Arts and Letters has announced the induction of Nigerian novelist, Chimamanda Adichie as an  honorary member of the organisation.

This induction will make Chimamanda the second Nigerian to be inducted into the academy after Wole Soyinka, a Nobel laureate, was inducted in 1986.

The Academy explained that Chimamanda will be honoured alongside 14 others at the annual induction in May.

“When the American Academy of Arts and Letters holds its annual induction and award ceremony in mid-May, Calvin Trillin, secretary, will induct fourteen members into the 250-person organization and Yehudi Wyner, president will induct three foreign honorary members.”

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  1. Sharon Bliss

    Sharon Bliss

    March 4, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    Beauty with brains

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