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By Oluwatoyin Adeleye

Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has received an honorary degree from Amherst College, in Massachusetts over the weekend.


She was the honorary speaker  at the institution’s 197th commencement exercise.

For her address, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie spoke about “Writing Fiction and Performing Citizenship” at their Johnson Chapel.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie received her degree alongside political scientist Danielle S.
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Allen, SPL Center co-founder Morris Dees, environmental security advocate Sherri Wasserman Goodman, art historian Kellie Jones and health advocate Philip J. Landrigan.

In her talk today, author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie said that “in writing fiction, I am free to be radically truthful, not with facts, but with deeper emotional truths.”

Congratulations Chimamanda!

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