Nigerian-born author Chimamamda Ngozi Adichie addressed Harvard University’s graduates at the school’s annual pre-commencement Class Day festivities.
She was selected by the university graduating class to speak on Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018.
Ngozi talked about leadership and told the students to “bend towards the side of the truth”.
The Nigerian-born writer, whose work has been translated into more than 30 languages, is known for novels including “Purple Hibiscus,” and “Half of a Yellow Sun.”
She also is the co-founder of Farafina Trust, a Nigerian non-profit that promotes reading and writing through the literary arts.
The Harvard College Senior Class Committee has invited a guest speaker for Class Day since 1968.