Adichie received the Honorary Level of Doctor of Letters in the University’s lately redeveloped Saint Cecilia’s Hall – Scotland’s oldest show hall.
The award was presented to her by the University’s Principal and Vice Chancellor, Professor Sir Timothy O’Shea.
Receiving the honorary degree in recognition of her accomplishments as a writer and general public intellectual, the girl 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.
Doctor Barbara Bompani, Edinburgh University’s Director from the Centre intended for African Research, who suggested Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to get the honor said:
Through her writing, her advocacy, and her public engagement, she inspires all of us to better understand our own, and other peoples’ stories.
Take a look at the photos and a video from the award below: