Just WOW! Chimananda Ngozi Adichie Set To Accept Her 16th Honorary Degree

Congratulations to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie! The Nigerian award-winning author is set to receive her 16th honorary degree. 

It has been reported that Adichie will be honored by the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium. The ceremony will take place on April 28th on their main campus. 

According to the University’s statement, Adichie will receive the honor along with two other people receiving honoring Ph.D.’s.

“Our university always takes great pride in gathering the UCLouvain community around an inspiring meeting with individuals who have had and will have a lasting impact on our perception of the world,” the statement read. 

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is best known for her worldwide conversations on feminism, especially as it relates to African women. She has also given two groundbreaking TED talks, 2009’s “The Danger of A Single Story”, and 2012’s “We Should All Be Feminist”, which was published as a book in 2014 and featured in a Beyonce song. 

This latest degree will join the others she has received from John Hopkins University, Eastern Connecticut State University, Haverford College, Williams College, Duke University, Rhode Island School of Design, Northwestern University, SOAS University of London, Georgetown University, Amherst College, Bowdoin College, American University, the University of Edinburgh, and Yale University.