Catholic University Belgium honours Chimamanda
Written by on May 2, 2022
World-renowned author and feminist icon, Chimamanda Adiche, has received an honorary doctorate degree from the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium.
The degree which is her 16th honorary doctorate was conferred on her at the main campus of the University in Louvain-la-Neuve, 20 kilometers from Brussels, Belgium.
Rector of the institution, Vincent Blondel, said the writer, “develops a discourse on gender equality rooted in singular experience and is universal in scope. She focuses on the experience of differences and makes us feel the fragility of what we sometimes hold to be true without having questioned it.”
Giving their good words about the award-winning writer, Professor of English Literature at the UCL, Daria Tunica described Chimamanda as one of her generation’s most gifted writers, who is very frank in her writings and also in her views. “Adiche’s work is filled with love and warmth, so it shows us our good sides, but also confronts us with our darker sides”, she added.
This is Chimamanda’s 16th honorary doctorate. She has received honorary degrees from some of the world’s best universities, including Yale University, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Edinburgh, Duke University, Georgetown University, and Johns Hopkins University.