American Academy: New Honour for Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The celebrated award-winning Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been elected to the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences - considered one of the highest honours for intellectuals in the US.

She will be one of 228 new members to be inducted in October. Others named alongside her include mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani and astrophysicist Gabriela Gonzalez.
Nigerian Writer has Been Nominated for Prestigious Award

Adichie is well known for her novels, including Half of a Yellow Sun about the Biafran war and Americanah, which is set in Nigeria and the US and deals with issues around living in the diaspora.

She has also become prominent for her views on feminism.

She recently published Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions and her TED talk on feminism was sampled by Beyonce in her song Flawless released in 2013. – BBC


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