Chimamanda Ngozi- Adichie, an award winning Nigerian Author has been appointed into the American Academy of Arts and Letters as a foreign honorary member.
A press release by the Academy on http://artsandletters.org stated that the honorary members would be inducted at the annual induction in May.
This induction would make Chimamanda the second Nigerian to be inducted into the academy after Wole Soyinka, a Nobel laureate, was inducted in 1986.
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.
Some of Chimamanda’s previous awards include:Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2007 (Half of a yellow Sun); The MacArthur Fellowship 2008 for Fiction and The PEN Open Book Award, 2007 (Half of a Yellow Sun).