Nigerian novelist, Chimamanda Adichie, along with 227 new members has been elected into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
In March, she was also elected into the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the second Nigerian to be honoured, after Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka.
In the announcement by the Academy of Arts and Science, Chimamanda was listed among 40 Foreign Honorary Members from 19 countries elected by the Academy. The new class will be inducted at a ceremony on October 7, 2017, in Cambridge.
Members contribute to Academy publications and studies in science, engineering, and technology policy; global security and international affairs; the humanities, arts, and education; and American institutions and the public good.