Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Elected To The Prestigious American Academy Of Arts And Sciences
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The celebrated award-winning Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been elected to the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences - considered one of the highest honours for intellectuals in the US.
She will be one of 228 new members to be inducted in October.
Others named alongside her include mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani and astrophysicist Gabriela Gonzalez.
Adichie is well known for her novels, including Half of a Yellow Sun about the Biafran war and Americanah, which is set in Nigeria and the US and deals with issues around living in the diaspora.
She has also become prominent for her views on feminism.
14th April 2017