Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s third novel, Americanah (2013), has been named by TIME Magazine as one of the ten best fiction books published during the 2010s.Read the full article here.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has received the 2019 Kassel Citizens’ ” Prism of Reason” Award for “her vision of humanistic diversity”. According to the organizers, this prize is awarded to persons or institutions whose work serves the ideals of the Enlightenment by overcoming ideological barriers and promoting reason and tolerance towards dissenters.
The award ceremony took place on the 15th of September at the State Theater of Kassel in Germany.Read the full article here.
HBO Max has announced that Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s bestselling novel Americanah will be adapted into a 10-episode TV series for the streaming service. Danai Gurira will serve as the showrunner for the series, which will star Lupita Nyong’o.Read the full article here.
Novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been featured on the cover of the prestigious September issue of British Vogue. Titled “Forces for Change”, the September 2019 issue features fifteen women tranforming their respective fields and global culture.Read the full article here.
In May 2019, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie became the first person in the history of Yale University to serve as the Class Day speaker and receive an honorary doctorate during the same commencement weekend. Ms. Adichie was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters degree “in appreciation for [her] superb talent and leadership in literature and the public sphere.”Read the full article here.
On May 18th, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie received an honorary doctorate from Georgetown University and delivered the keynote address during the 2019 commencement ceremony for Georgetown College.Read the full article here.
On Saturday, May 11th, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will receive an honorary degree from American University in Washington, DC and deliver the commencement address for the university’s College of Arts and Sciences. Ms. Adichie is being honored as “one of the world’s most powerful voices in fiction”.Read the full article here.
On June 1st, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will receive an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts degree from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), one of the world’s top educational institutions for art and design.
Ms. Adichie is being honored by RISD for her “ability to cultivate a uniquely personal artistic vision, and her deep commitment to using the arts to interrogate issues of major social and political import”.Read the full article here.
On May 19th, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will address members of the undergraduate class of 2019 at Yale University as this year’s Class Day Speaker.
Class Day, which takes place annually one day before Yale’s university-wide commencement exercises, is a Yale College tradition which includes the awarding of academic, artistic, and athletic prizes, student reflections on the undergraduate experience, and an address by a notable speaker.
The event will mark a return to Yale’s campus for Ms. Adichie, who received a Master of Arts degree in African Studies from the university in 2008.Read the full article here.
On Friday, June 21st, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will receive an honorary degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.Read the full article here.