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Belgium varsity to honour Chimamanda Adichie

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ANAMBRA born award winning writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will be honoured by the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium.

  A message posted on the official Twitter page of the university, yesterday, said Adichie would receive an honorary doctorate alongside two other international literary megastars on April 22.

  “On Thursday, 28 April 2022, @UCLouvain will award its highest distinction, an honorary doctorate, to three outstanding individuals: the writer and activist Chimamanda Adichie, the journalist and author Florence Aubenas and the climatologist and geophysicist Michael E. Mann. 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 post reads.

  Explaining that “the event will be held with the theme: The Fragility of Truth,” the organisers eulogised their “three soon-to-be honorary doctors” as having “through their actions, investigations and stories based on facts, help us to keep our eyes open at a time when the truth has never been so fragile.”

  It will be recalled that as a novelist, Adichie had previously received honorary degrees from several world-acclaimed universities including John Hopkins University’s Doctor of Humanities in 2016 and University of Edinburgh’s Doctor of Humanities in 2017, among others. She has also won so many personal awards including International Nonino Prize and PEN Pinter Prize among others.

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