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Author Study: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Curated by Angela Wang '19


Beyoncé's "***Flawless", released in 2014, sampled a piece of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's famous speech, "We Should All Be Feminists", which later inspired her short essay that was later published in 2017 titled: Dear Ijeawele or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions. 


Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 

"To choose to write is to reject silence."

Labeled by former President Barack Obama as "one of the world’s great contemporary writer," Adichie is a woman of many talents. Despite being recognized most famously as a feminist, Adichie actually started her journey in social activism by writing. Through storytelling and intellectual essays, Adichie fearlessly critiques society's values, racism and the subtle, yet dangerous, existence of misogyny in the world. Her most recent and famous novels include Americanah, and Half of a Yellow Sun.