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Chimamanda Adichie Bags Chieftaincy In Home Town (Video)




Award winning Nigerian novelist and author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie  has bagged a chieftaincy title in her hometown in Anambra State.

Naija News reports that Adichie was conferred with the title of Odeluwa, the writer of global acclaim, in Aba hometown on Friday, 30th December, 2022.

The 45-year-old author was honoured weeks after urging youths, during her speech at The Harvard Centre Honors, Massachusetts, US, across the globe, to dedicate more time to reading if they must do well in life.

Books Are Magical

She said: “The most meaningful thing for me as a writer is to know that I can create something that means something to other people. And so what moves me the most is to hear from people who have read me and who say, your work made me feel seen, your work made me think differently, your work made me feel that I was not alone.

“And I’m so grateful for this award because again it just makes me feel that what I’m doing matters and it’s a gift to feel what you’re doing matters.

“For the young people who are here, if you care about anything, please care about reading, reading is so important, reading is magical, books are magical.

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“And I really think that one of the best ways to counter what seems to me to be a really ugly tsunami of book bannings going around in this country is to read. The only way that we can answer to censorship of books is to read books.”

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