The writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will receive his 16th honorary degree

Award-winning Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is about to receive her 16th honorary degree as she sets out to change the world.

According to Goalkeeper Nigeriathe Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium pays tribute to Adichie during an official ceremony on April 28 at the main campus in Louvain-la-Neuve, located 20 kilometers from Brussels.

In a statement, the university announced that Adichie, alongside two others, would receive honorary doctorates, according to Nairametry.

“Our university is always very proud to bring the UCLouvain community together around an inspiring encounter with individuals who have had and will have a lasting impact on our perception of the world,” the statement read in part.

Born in Enugu, Nigeria, Adiche always knew the importance of education. She grew up on the campus of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, where her father was a professor and her mother was the first female registrar. Adiche holds degrees in communications and political science, as well as advanced degrees in creative writing and African history. She has also received scholarships from various prestigious universities.

Adiche is well known for starting a global conversation on feminism, especially regarding African women. Adiche has given two landmark TED Talks: “The Danger of One Story” in 2009 and the 2012 TEDx Euston Talk, “We Should All Be Feminists”, which was featured in a song by Beyoncé and published as a book. in 2014.

Her 2013 novel, Americanawon the US National Book Critics Circle Award and was named one of the ten best books of 2013 by the New York Times.

According to Guardian, Rector of the University, Vincent Blondel, said Adichie embodies the “values ​​that we wish to transmit to our students, professors, researchers and to the entire university community. For the new academic year, the university is highlighting the theme “The Fragility of Truth”. Adichie’s career, divided between fiction and the reality of struggles against all kinds of oppression, illustrates this theme well.

This honorary degree will join Adichie’s others from Eastern Connecticut State University, Johns Hopkins University, Haverford College, Williams College, University of Edinburgh, Duke University, ‘Amherst College, Bowdoin College, SOAS University London, American University, Georgetown University, Yale University, Rhode Island School of Design and Northwestern University.