Chimamanda will upon her induction become the second Nigerian to be inducted into the academy after Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka who was inducted in 1986.
Chimamanda Adichie is a Nigerian born novelist, non fiction writer and short story writer.
The objective of the American Academy Of Arts and Letters include to “foster and sustain an interest in Literature, Music, and the Fine Arts”. Over 70 awards and prizes are given. It also includes Exhibiting of 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).