Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Makes History Again

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By Millicent Arebun Onuoha

Abuja (Sundiata Post) – Award-winning Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will by May 2020 become the first black woman to deliver the address of the University of Pennsylvania at the 264th Commencement since 1978, and will also receive an honorary doctor of humane letters degree.

The momentous announcement was made recently by the Vice President and University Secretary, Medha Narvekar. According to The University President said: “We are honoured to bestow our highest degree on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and have her address our graduates at Penn’s 264th Commencement. Her compelling narratives and absolutely fascinating commentary on complex cultural issues elevate the power of the individual voice.(Leadership).