Dubbed as “Library Lions”, the new lion took to social media following the announcement to share with the public. For her it was “utterly spirit-lifting”, she posted on Instagram wearing a beautiful smile. Yes, lions do smile 🦁
The event is organized yearly in the U.S. to celebrate people who have set a well-recognized record in arts, culture, letters, and scholarship. In the past, Nelson Mandela, Zadie Smith, Martin Scorsese, Gloria Steinem and Steve Martin have also been honored.
Besides Chimamanda, other honourees for this year include Darren Walker, Tina Brown, and Jonathan Lethem.
By Elijah Christopher