LAGOS, Nigeria; 3rd July 2018

Prominent Nigerian writer and activist, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been listed as one of the prominent world figures to be honoured at the graduation ceremony of the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London this July.

Adichie will be receiving the award alongside other notable personalities in the arts and social activism field including Academy Award-winning artist and social activist, Forest Whitaker, world-renowned author, Dr Jung Chang, leading film curator June Giovanni and prominent human rights activist, Vrinda Grover.

Director of SOAS, Baroness Valerie Amos, said: “At SOAS we are all about societal change and transformation. This year’s honorary awardees have all had a major impact in their areas of expertise and have challenged and continue to challenge conventional perspectives through film, the law and literature. They have deepened our understanding of society, politics, race and gender. They are inspiring role models and we are extremely proud to welcome them to the SOAS community.”

Adichie recently became the first African ever to deliver the Harvard University Class Day Speech and was also awarded the PEN Pinter Prize in honour of late Nobel Laureate, Harold Pinter.




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