Come May 13, Nigerian author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will receive an honorary degree from Duke University, a private research university located in Durham, North Carolina.
Chimamanda will receive this degree alongside five other people.
“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 honor of awarding their degrees, and I am certain that the graduating Class of 2018 will be inspired by their example,” the university wrote on their website.
Her book, “Americanah” was selected as the first-year summer reading assignment for Duke’s Class of 2018.