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Chimamanda Adichie Delivers Harvard Class Speech: Becomes The First African by Anambra1stSon(m): 5:53pm On May 25, 2018
CHIMAMANDA SPEAKS AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie just became the first African ever to deliver the Harvard College Class Day Speech, which is a major feature of the university’s annual graduation events. Class Day speakers are selected by the graduating students themselves.

Previous speakers include last year’s speaker, former US Vice President under President Obama, Joe Biden; former President Bill Clinton; Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg; Nobel Peace Prize laureate Mother Teresa; legendary music producer Quincy Jones; Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke; CNN Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour; and Coretta Scott King, the wife of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who delivered the very first Class Day speech in 1968 (Dr. King accepted the invitation before he was assassinated in April of that year, and his wife spoke in his place).

Chimamanda’s speech at Harvard on Wednesday conveyed the importance of seeking to tell the truth in today’s world. She also stated that while it is very important for people to be outraged when appropriate, it is crucial for one to understand the context in which an event took place or a statement was made—as well as the intent of the protagonist or speaker—before becoming offended or outraged. She exhorted the graduating students to be courageous in speaking the truth, even at the risk of being criticized for doing so, noting that true satisfaction comes from maintaining one’s integrity.

“There is nothing more beautiful than to wake up every day holding in your hand the full measure of your integrity,” she said. She received a standing ovation from the audience of approximately eight thousand people.

-Posted by Literary Publishers

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Re: Chimamanda Adichie Delivers Harvard Class Speech: Becomes The First African by Anambra1stSon(m): 6:00pm On May 25, 2018
On May 23rd, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie delivered the 2018 Harvard College Class Day speech.

Watch the full speech here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrAAEMFAG9E

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Re: Chimamanda Adichie Delivers Harvard Class Speech: Becomes The First African by Chinachriss(m): 6:02pm On May 25, 2018
Amanda, nwaanyi eji eje mba, biri kwa oo! We are proud of you jare.

You are indeed a role model. Daalu!

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Re: Chimamanda Adichie Delivers Harvard Class Speech: Becomes The First African by sunnysunny69(m): 6:03pm On May 25, 2018
Wonderful achievement, making herself and country proud.

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Re: Chimamanda Adichie Delivers Harvard Class Speech: Becomes The First African by kmcutez(f): 6:05pm On May 25, 2018
My type of person. I'm just so excited. Let me go download her speech. She reminds me of me.

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Re: Chimamanda Adichie Delivers Harvard Class Speech: Becomes The First African by savio93(m): 6:06pm On May 25, 2018
I hope she told them young girls to be feminist like her.

She is one lady I admire so much.... Apart from her extreme feminist view on things.

Congrats jare.

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Re: Chimamanda Adichie Delivers Harvard Class Speech: Becomes The First African by Drchristian(f): 6:09pm On May 25, 2018
I totally do not believe that she's the first African to deliver a speech at Harvard university. She's "chestbeating" boastful over nothing like her people are known for in Nigeria.

I've personally read about many african and Nigerian that has delivered a speech at harvard eg. Vice president Yemi Osinbanjo delivered a speech and a lecture years back. He wasn't acting like her.

Anambra1stSon:
Chimamanda most influential African today
You can lie o

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Re: Chimamanda Adichie Delivers Harvard Class Speech: Becomes The First African by Anambra1stSon(m): 6:11pm On May 25, 2018
Chimamanda most influential African today

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Re: Chimamanda Adichie Delivers Harvard Class Speech: Becomes The First African by moyakz(m): 6:13pm On May 25, 2018
This is a good woman making name for our beloved country while some men somewhere up there are spoiling our country's name home and abroad... I no mention names o

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Re: Chimamanda Adichie Delivers Harvard Class Speech: Becomes The First African by Maket: 6:14pm On May 25, 2018
This girl is going places. God bless her brain. Proudly Nigerian.

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Re: Chimamanda Adichie Delivers Harvard Class Speech: Becomes The First African by Anambra1stSon(m): 6:20pm On May 25, 2018
Lalasticlala
Re: Chimamanda Adichie Delivers Harvard Class Speech: Becomes The First African by Anambra1stSon(m): 6:34pm On May 25, 2018
Drchristian:
I totally do not believe that she's the first African to deliver a speech at Harvard university. She's "chestbeating" boastful over nothing like her people are known for in Nigeria.

I've personally read about many african and Nigerian that has delivered a speech at harvard eg. Vice president Yemi Osinbanjo delivered a speech and a lecture years back. He wasn't acting like her.


You can lie o
No be only Osibanjo, how about Obasanjo
Google Harvard Class Day Speakers


Checkout the list since 1968 to 2018
Lalasticlala

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Re: Chimamanda Adichie Delivers Harvard Class Speech: Becomes The First African by Donald95(m): 6:53pm On May 25, 2018
Nwa Ada dị mma don't mind backbiters, they will always be at the back

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Re: Chimamanda Adichie Delivers Harvard Class Speech: Becomes The First African by Essentials1(m): 9:12pm On May 25, 2018
This woman has been going higher and higher from day one and she shows on sign of slowing down it takes a lot of hardwork to do this.

agreed

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Re: Chimamanda Adichie Delivers Harvard Class Speech: Becomes The First African by Righteousness89: 9:12pm On May 25, 2018
IGBO AMAKAAAAAAAAAA OOOOOOOO

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Re: Chimamanda Adichie Delivers Harvard Class Speech: Becomes The First African by Nobody: 9:13pm On May 25, 2018
This guy ^^^ above me has forgotten the saying that "Too much of everything is bad."

Mean while this egghead of a writer is becoming my celebrity crush...

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Re: Chimamanda Adichie Delivers Harvard Class Speech: Becomes The First African by BlackHatNaija: 9:13pm On May 25, 2018
She's not the first but she's definitely an amazing woman.

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Re: Chimamanda Adichie Delivers Harvard Class Speech: Becomes The First African by ishowdotgmail(m): 9:13pm On May 25, 2018
Is this na achievement undecided

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Re: Chimamanda Adichie Delivers Harvard Class Speech: Becomes The First African by Benjaniblinks(m): 9:15pm On May 25, 2018
Igbo Amaka

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Re: Chimamanda Adichie Delivers Harvard Class Speech: Becomes The First African by mustafa006: 9:15pm On May 25, 2018
And so what? how does that change the price of garri

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Re: Chimamanda Adichie Delivers Harvard Class Speech: Becomes The First African by handsomeclouds(m): 9:17pm On May 25, 2018
Too many bitter fools everywhere.
O Allah make me the pride of my nation too!

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Re: Chimamanda Adichie Delivers Harvard Class Speech: Becomes The First African by Millz404(m): 9:17pm On May 25, 2018
And so.... Every time first African dis n dat.... Na last be our default position?

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Re: Chimamanda Adichie Delivers Harvard Class Speech: Becomes The First African by seunfape(m): 9:17pm On May 25, 2018
Chinachriss:
Amanda, nwaanyi eji eje mba, biri kwa oo! We are proud of you jare.

You are indeed a role model. Daalu!
I was expecting this
Re: Chimamanda Adichie Delivers Harvard Class Speech: Becomes The First African by HigherEd: 9:18pm On May 25, 2018
Bv
Re: Chimamanda Adichie Delivers Harvard Class Speech: Becomes The First African by BiafraIShere(m): 9:18pm On May 25, 2018
Beauty and Brawn kiss kiss

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Re: Chimamanda Adichie Delivers Harvard Class Speech: Becomes The First African by selemempe: 9:19pm On May 25, 2018
Drchristian:
I totally do not believe that she's the first African to deliver a speech at Harvard university. She's "chestbeating" boastful over nothing like her people are known for in Nigeria.

I've personally read about many african and Nigerian that has delivered a speech at harvard eg. Vice president Yemi Osinbanjo delivered a speech and a lecture years back. He wasn't acting like her.


You can lie o
Anambra1stSon:

No be only Osibanjo, how about Obasanjo
Google Harvard Class Day Speakers


Checkout the list since 1968 to 2018
Lalasticlala
Drchristian u must be pained by this reply grin

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Re: Chimamanda Adichie Delivers Harvard Class Speech: Becomes The First African by hotplate: 9:19pm On May 25, 2018
Nigerians are always representing globally bit things like this are not made know only how yahoo boys swindle people are televised world wide
Re: Chimamanda Adichie Delivers Harvard Class Speech: Becomes The First African by Igboid: 9:20pm On May 25, 2018
Now can someone shout with me:

IGBO AMAKAAAA! cheesy

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Re: Chimamanda Adichie Delivers Harvard Class Speech: Becomes The First African by bobnatlo(m): 9:20pm On May 25, 2018
Drchristian:
I totally do not believe that she's the first African to deliver a speech at Harvard university. She's "chestbeating" boastful over nothing like her people are known for in Nigeria.

I've personally read about many african and Nigerian that has delivered a speech at harvard eg. Vice president Yemi Osinbanjo delivered a speech and a lecture years back. He wasn't acting like her.


You can lie o
Pls I beg u!!
Don't spoil our mood with this.
Did u read the write up at all??
Is giving a speech in harvard same as giving a class graduation speech in harvard??
Was she even the one that said she was d first African??
Abeg no make person vase?

Abeg congrats to her n we, at least there something to still be proud of as a Nigerian

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Re: Chimamanda Adichie Delivers Harvard Class Speech: Becomes The First African by ozoebuka1(m): 9:22pm On May 25, 2018
Afonjas already displaying their jealousy all over the thread with "she's not the first"

This people and hate sha... Why can't you guys just be happy for this woman for Christ sake!!! undecided

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Re: Chimamanda Adichie Delivers Harvard Class Speech: Becomes The First African by jchioma: 9:24pm On May 25, 2018
Igbo Amaka... First among the rest. Congrats 'Amanda.

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