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Chimamanda Elected Into The American Academy of Arts and Letters
Written by Adamawa Celebrities on 4th March 2017
Award winning Nigerian author, Chimamanda Ngozi-Adichie, has been elected into the American Academy of Arts and Letters as a foreign honorary member.

As indicated by an official statement by the Academy, the privileged individuals will be accepted at the yearly enlistment in May.

This acceptance will make Chimamanda the second Nigerian to be enlisted into the institute after Wole Soyinka, a Nobel laureate, was drafted in 1986.

The Academy clarified that Chimamanda will be respected close by 14 others.

When the American Academy of Arts and Letters holds its annual induction and award ceremony in mid-May, Calvin Trillin, secretary, will induct fourteen members into the 250-person organisation and Yehudi Wyner, president will induct three foreign honorary members.

The target of the Academy incorporate to “cultivate and manage an enthusiasm for Literature, Music, and the Fine Arts” by directing more than 70 honors and prizes, showing craftsmanship and original copies, financing exhibitions of new works of melodic theater, and obtaining fine art for gift to historical centers the nation over.

Some of her past honors incorporate, Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2007 (Half of a yellow Sun); The MacArthur Fellowship 2008 for Fiction and The PEN Open Book Award, 2007 (Half of a Yellow Sun).

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