At its 318th graduation ceremony, Yale University presented honorary degrees to 11 individuals who have achieved distinction in their fields. Among them is Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was conferred a Doctor of Letters degree from the university, while Strive received a Doctor of Humane Letters degree.
This is Chimamanda’s second degree from the university. In 2008, she received a Master of Arts degree in African studies from Yale.
The degree from Yale is coming days after Chimamanda got two Doctor of Humane Letters honorary degrees from American University and Georgetown University.
On Chimamanda, Yale wrote:
Your stories of war, migration, home, and heartbreak bring the great richness and multiplicity of human experience to life. With courage and clarity, you call us to “do better” for women and girls, for ourselves and future generations around the globe.
In appreciation for your superb talent and leadership in literature and the public sphere, we are honored to present your second Yale degree, Doctor of Letters.