Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to Deliver VC’s Open Lecture at University of Cape Town

The event, announced by the Vice Chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng, will be virtual.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. From Chimamanda.com.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. From Chimamanda.com.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to Deliver VC’s Open Lecture at University of Cape Town

The University of Cape Town has confirmed that the Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will deliver its Vice Chancellor’s Open Lecture on July 28, 2021. It is the South African university’s second Open Lecture of the year.

“We are excited to have Adichie as the next speaker for the VC’s Open Lecture,” wrote Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng, the Vice Chancellor and chair of the occasion.

“While the topic for her lecture is in the process of being finalised and will be communicated in due course,” she explained, “I am sharing this news to ensure you are made aware early enough ahead of the lecture. Please join us online where Adichie’s eloquence and perspective as a writer and public speaker will inspire all of us to look beyond stereotypes and social norms to recognise our common humanity.”

Event Details

Date: Wednesday, 28 July 2021

Time: 18:00 SAST

Platform: Microsoft Teams

Register online to attend this event.

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Emmanuel Esomnofu, Staff Writer at Open Country Mag

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