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Chimamanda Adichie receives Honorary Degree from Duke University

Renowned Nigerian writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has just received a honorary degree from Duke University.

The Half of a Yellow Sun writer is among the recipients of this year’s Duke University honorary degree.

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Back in March, President Vincent E. Price of Duke University confirmed that the Americanah author is on the list of receipients.

Adichie shared photos of the decorating ceremony on her Facebook page

Adichie received the award alongside Mary Barra, Chairman of General Motors; Phil Freelon, lead architect for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture; former Durham Mayor William Bell; Dr. William Kaelin, professor of medicine at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; and Russell M. Robinson II, attorney, community leader and philanthropist.

See photos below;

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Chimamanda Adichie recently talked about motherhood, how it affected her writing career and how she feels sorry for men because they can’t have the experience of giving birth. She said;

“My baby happened, and it’s important to talk honestly about this, because having her changed a lot.

“Having a child gets in the way of writing. It does. You can’t own your time the way you used to.

“But the other thing that motherhood does — and I kind of feel sorry for men that they can’t have this — is open up a new emotional plane that can feed your art.”

“I said to myself, I have nephews and nieces who I adore, and I helped raise them, so those will be my children. That’s what I thought for a long time, because I felt that I couldn’t be true to both my art and my child.”

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