Nigerian novelist, Chimamanda Adichie, has been awarded an honourary degree of Doctor of Letters by the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
The award was presented by Timothy O’Shea, Vice Chancellor of the university, in recognition of her achievement as an author and public intellectual.
While delivering her speech, the 39-year-old author of,” We Should All Be Feminists told the audience that she was “very fortunate” to receive the honour.
She said: “It is lovely to be in this place, which is hallowed. I feel very fortunate to be included among the people who have been honoured with a degree from this university.”