Chimamanda becomes the second Nigerian to be elected into US Academy of Arts and Letters
Award winning Nigerian Author, Chimamanda Ngozi- Adichie has added another feather to her cap as she has been elected into the American Academy of Arts and Letters as a foreign honorary member.
According to a press release by the Academy, the honorary members will be inducted at the annual induction in May. This will make her the second Nigerian to be inducted into the academy after Wole Soyinka’s induction in 1986.
According to the Academy,Chimamanda will be honoured alongside 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 objective of the Academy include to
“foster and sustain an interest in Literature, Music, and the Fine Arts” by administering over 70 awards and prizes, exhibiting art and manuscripts, funding performances of new works of musical theatre, and purchasing artwork for donation to museums across the country.