Chimamanda selected for Radcliffe Institute fellowship

Hearty congratulations to Farafina author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie as she has been chosen as a fellow for the 2011/2012 session at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University.

Chimamanda was chosen alongside 51 others for the one-year programme. Adichie is expected to work on her fourth novel during this period.

Every year, The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University accepts applications from several individuals who wish to pursue advanced work across a wide range of academic disciplines, professions, and creative arts. Also selected for this year’s programme is Beasts of No Nation author, Uzodinma Iweala who is expected to work on his book, Speak No Evil.

“These exceptional scholars, researchers, and artists are poised for a year of discovery, innovation, and creation,” said Dean Barbara J. Grosz, Higgins Professor of Natural Sciences in the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. “As they work within and across disciplines, transformative ideas emerge during the year that have a lasting impact well beyond the fellowship itself.”

Criteria for selection included impressive accomplishments and the potential long-term impact of the projects they seek to undertake during their fellowship.


2 thoughts on “Chimamanda selected for Radcliffe Institute fellowship

  1. It is a good thing to hear that our own sons and daughter are choosen for this kind of noble project. That tells us that we are going places and that africa, especially is a fertile ground were beautiful trees adorned with alluring flowers are grown. II so much speak in huge confidence that time to come, african would be an exremely enviable continent. When it comes artistry projects. II want to use this medium to tell the whole world that men and women of great witt, strength, potential and intelligent that will dazle the world with the unimaginable magic of art are already emerging. Therefore, the world should be ready to receive and honour un-usual human of unimanginable witt in the area of art. Well, ii must say congratulation to Chimamanda and the like who have been choosen for these noble project. We are proud of you all.

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