Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, a celebrated Nigerian author and feminism advocate, has received a new honor.
Her hometown, Abba, bestowed the title of Odeluwa – the writer of global acclaim – on the award-winning author.
The announcement comes just days after it was reported that Chimamanda was set to receive a prestigious award from Havard University.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to receive medal from Havard University
The award-winning author, who continues to put Nigeria on a global map, will receive W.E.B Du Bois Medal from Harvard University on October 6, 2022.
The medal is the most prestigious award presented by Harvard to people in the field of African and African studies.
Few past honorees of this award include, Oprah Winfrey, Maya Angelou, Muhammad Ali, Steven Spielberg, Ava Duvernay and Chinua Achebe.
Other recipients of the award apart from Adichie are Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Laverne Cox, Agnes Gund, Raymond J. McGuire, Deval Patrick, and Betye Saar.
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”.