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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie set to receive medal from Havard University



Nigerian most celebrated writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is set to receive one of the most honorable award a writer could think of.

On October 6, 2022, Harvard University will give the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal to the honoree, who keeps Nigeria on the map of the world.

The prize is the highest esteemed honor given by Harvard to individuals working in the area of Africa and African studies.


Oprah Winfrey, Maya Angelou, Muhammad Ali, Steven Spielberg, Ava Duvernay, and Chinua Achebe are just a few of the people who have received this prize in the past.


Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Laverne Cox, Agnes Gund, Raymond J. McGuire, Deval Patrick, and Betye Saar are among other recipients of the honor in addition to Adichie.

The director of Hutchins Centre, University, Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., said those selected showed “unyielding commitment to pushing the boundaries of representation and creating opportunities for advancement and participation for people who have been too often shut out from the great promise of our times”.


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