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The amazing Nigerian Aurthor, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, served as a speaker and Honorary degree recipient for the 2019 Georgetown College Commencement ceremony this past weekend on the 18th of May.

After speaking at the commencement ceremony, Chimamanda received the doctor of humane letters, honoris causa degree. She also holds the same degree from John Hopkins, Haverford College, the university of Edinburgh, and Amherst College.

Georgetown College Dean, Chris Celenza, says:

“We are so proud to have Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie join us for the 2019 College commencement. Her fiction and non-fiction works have spoken to countless people about the value, the power, and the meaningfulness of differences. In doing so, she has taught us all about the full dimensions of humanity”

See photos from the event below:

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a Nigerian novelist, writer of short stories, and nonfiction. She has written the novels Purple Hibiscus, Half of a Yellow Sun, and Americanah, the short story collection The Thing Around Your Neck, and the book-length essay We Should All Be Feminists

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