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.”
Date: Wednesday, 28 July 2021
Time: 18:00 SAST
Platform: Microsoft Teams