Photos: Chimamanda Adichie Receives Standing Ovation At Endinburgh Int'l Film Festival During Session With Scottish First Minster, Nicola Sturgeon
Ada Igbo, renowned Novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was a celebrity guest at the Edinburgh International Film Festival where she opened up on her sensational new book, “Dear Ijeawele,” her feminism campaign and more.
A Scottish Newspaper, scotsman.com reported that she was honoured with a standing ovation when the Audience set their eyes on her.
The Newspaper wrote: "Edinburgh being the city it is, standing ovations are rare even at its Book Festival, and handed out as sparingly as its university doles out honorary degrees. So when, at 10:45pm on Saturday night, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s audience stood to applaud her, at the end of a day on which she’d been made an honorary DLitt, it was a rare double indeed."
The current First Minister of Scotland and leader of the Scottish National Party, Nicola Ferguson Sturgeon who has been in office since November 2014, a faithful fan of Chimamanda had session of interaction with the Iconic writer.
According to scotsman.com, the conversation was warm as it "flowed effortlessly from American racism (“I wasn’t black until I went to the US”) to – naturally – Donald Trump, then historical fiction, the importance of reading, and of ending the stigma of mental illness (Adichie suffers from depression), not least in Nigeria. Wise, witty and wonderful, Adichie deserved that standing ovation."
Her session was held on the same day she was awarded an honorary degree by Edinburgh University.