adichie13In a few weeks, Chimamanda Adichie will officially add “commencement speaker at a top US university” to her resume.

Days after rounding up her month-long feature in British Vogue, [click here if you missed it] the Nigerian novelist snags yet another high-profile engagement.

Yesterday, it was announced that she has been selected to deliver the commencement speech at Wellesley College, a prestigious women’s university in Massachusetts.

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Adichie was selected on the basis on her successful career as a writer and her feminist politics.

As the university’s President, H. Kim Bottomly, puts it, “Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is…an unabashed feminist whose thought-provoking work has inspired a generation…She is the perfect choice to send off our graduating seniors as they get ready to make their mark on the world. We can’t wait to welcome her to Wellesley.”

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Adichie responded with much excitement, saying that what Wellesley stands for— “providing…excellent liberal arts education for women who will make a difference in the world—is close to [her] heart.”

We’ll be sure to bring you photos and updates when the event takes place on May 29th.

Congrats to Adichie!

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