Widely acclaimed Nigerian writer and feminist, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was on Sunday, 4th of June 2017 awarded an honorary degree at Williams College and was also the College’s commencement speaker for the 2017 ceremony. Popular for her engaging and inspiring speeches, the award-winning author spoke on post-grad life, injustice, incompetence and complacency, finding favour and more.
In the same vein, the President of the college Adam F. Falk conferred bachelor’s degrees on 525 seniors. Master of Arts degrees was awarded to 13 students in the Program in the History of Art, and 30 fellows from the Centre for Development Economics received M.A. degrees in Policy Economics. Watch Chimamanda’s inspiring speech below.