Chimamanda Becomes One of the Library Lions in New York

This year, the New York Public Library honors Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Nigerian writer, wearing her a crown that puts her alongside Oprah Winfrey, and Margaret Atwood among others.

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

Elijah Christopher
Elijah Christopher is a journalist at A New Touch Of Africa, is also a creative writer, a poet, and an IT enthusiast. He contributed to the collaborative poem written in celebration of Edwin Morgan Centenary, the first Glasgow poet laureate and Scottish national poet from the University of Glasgow. He loves meeting people and learning about new places, cultures, events, and lifestyles.

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