Tag Archive | Chimamamanda Ngozi Adichie

#CelebratingWomenWhoDare: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – We Should All Be Feminists

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the author of widely acclaimed novel, Half of a Yellow Sun, has recently been named as one the distinguished achievers to be awarded honorary degrees, this year, by the Johns Hopkins University in Maryland, United States. The honorary degrees will be conferred at the university’s commencement ceremony on the 18th of May, 2016.

Adichie will be awarded alongside seven other recognized individuals, visionaries who have made a mark in various fields. They include groundbreaking filmmaker Spike Lee, the founding director of the Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, Laurie Zabin, Nobel Prize winner, Richard Axel, amongst others.

A huge congratulations to Ms. Adichie for inspiring a whole new generation of youths all across the globe, especially in Africa. Thank you for daring to challenge the status quo and expanding the conversations surrounding our humanity.

Enjoy her very popular TED Talk: We should all be feminists.

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Closing the Integrity Gap: Between the Guardian UK and Chimamanda Adichie’s Essay

The GuardianThe back and forth between The Guardian UK and award-winning writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is getting quite interesting (for lack of a better word). What would have ended up as a simple retraction is slowly sliding into the realms of ‘he said, she said’.

In all of this, perhaps it’s a bit self-absorbed of me to be more interested in the fact that hopefully these series of exchanges will help promote both her essay and subsequently the talk about depression. This was the whole point of the essay in the first place!

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