Chimamanda Adichie Bags Honorary Degree At U.S

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Award Winning Novelist, Chimamanda Adichie, has received an honorary degree from American University in Washington DC, United States.

She received the award at the institution’s convocation ceremony and commencement of College of Arts and Sciences over the weekend.

Chimamanda was honoured with the Doctor of Humane Letters degree.

“I think of myself as a perpetual student because knowledge is never complete. Please don’t think of today as the day you stop being a student. Be a student the rest of your life. The best way to do this is to read every day,” she told the graduands.

“I think of myself as a perpetual student because knowledge is never complete. Please don’t think of today as the day you stop being a student. Be a student the rest of your life. The best way to do this is to read every day,” @ChimamandaReal tells @AUcollege grads #2019AUGrad

“Reading makes empathy possible,” says @ChimamandaReal. “When we read we become alive in bodies that are not our own. And if there’s anything we need sorely greatly today, it is empathy.” #2019AUGrad @AUcollege @AU_SPExS @AU_SchoolofEd
Chimamanda recently made the cover of an international magazine, Marie Claire Brazil.

She came to limelight for her first novel titled Purple Hibiscus published in 2003.

She has gone to write others including Half of a Yellow Sun and Americanah.

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