Nigeria’s Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, has recently been awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

The ceremony was held at St the school’s Cecilia’s Hall.

The award, presented by the University’s Principal and Vice Chancellor, Professor Sir Timothy O’Shea, is in recognition of Adichie’s achievements as an author and public intellectual.

Receiving the award, Adichie said, “It is lovely to be in this place, which is hallowed. I feel very fortunate to be included among the people who have been honoured with a degree from this University.”

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