VENTURES AFRICA: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has recently been elected into the 237th class of the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the highest honours for intellectuals in the United States. The author will be one of 228 new members (including 40 foreign honorary members) to be inducted in October 2017.Read the full article here.
HAVERFORD COLLEGE: On Saturday, May 13, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will receive an honorary degree during the 2017 Haverford College Commencement Ceremony, alongside environmentalist entrepreneur Yvon Chouinard.Read the full article here.
BUSINESS INSIDER: New York City residents have selected Americanah out of five candidate novels as the winning book for the “One Book, One New York” program.
The program encourages all city residents to read the same book in an effort to revitalize small book stores and create a greater sense of community among the city’s readers. The city has also donated 1,000 copies to branches of the New York Public Library for readers to check out.Read the full article here.
MARYLAND HUMANITIES: Purple Hibiscus has been selected as the 2017 One Maryland One Book. The novel was chosen by a committee of librarians, educators, authors, and bibliophiles in February from more than 120 titles suggested last fall by readers across the state under the theme “Home and Belonging.”Read the full article here.
WILLIAMS COLLEGE: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will deliver the commencement address during the 228th Commencement Exercise at Williams College on Sunday, June 4.Read the full article here.
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ARTS AND LETTERS: When the American Academy of Arts and Letters holds its annual induction and award ceremony in May, fourteen newly elected members and three foreign honorary members will be inducted into the 250-person organization.
The new Foreign Honorary Members are Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Kaija Saariaho, and Zadie Smith.Read the full article here.
VOGUE: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been named as the new face of the Boots No7 beauty brand.Read the full article here.
ESSENCE: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has granted Ghanaian director Akosua Adoma Owusu the exclusive film rights for her company Obibini Pictures LLC, to produce an adaptation of “On Monday of Last Week,” a short story from Adichie’s collection “The Thing Around Your Neck.”Read the full article here.
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is one of eight individuals who will receive honorary degrees at the universitywide commencement ceremony on May 18.Read the full article here.
THE WASHINGTON POST: A coalition of organizations including the Swedish Women’s Lobby have partnered to make Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s “We Should All Be Feminists” available to every 16-year-old in Sweden.Read the full article here.