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.
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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.

Emmanuel Esomnofu
Emmanuel Esomnofu is a staff writer at Open Country Mag. He is a culture journalist and has written extensively on Nigerian music and on several moving parts of popular culture. His writing appears online in Native Mag, Okay Africa, Kalahari Review, Praxis Magazine, and elsewhere. He was published in print in The Muse, the oldest student journal in West Africa. In December 2020, he worked on "Fuji: A Opera" as a copywriter, creating informative and exciting stories from Fuji's rich history.

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