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Chimamanda Adichie to recieve honorary doctorate degree from the University of London

Nigerian writer and activist Chimamanda Adichie is to receive an Honorary Doctor of Literature (DLit) degree.

The honour will be conferred during the July 2018 graduation ceremonies of the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.

According to the school’s website:

“Chimamanda’s books have challenged perceptions around issues such as identity and race, and her internationally renowned TED talk ‘We should all be feminists’ had a global impact on conversations about gender equality.”

The author is to be honored alongside Academy Award winning actor Forest Whitaker, author Dr Jung Chang, film curator June Givanni and human rights activist Vrinda Grover.

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