Since the release of her hit, The Thing Around Your Neck, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie as time goes on, assures her status as an idol not just for authors but for feminists, politicians and even fashion designers.
Chimamanda has indeed shaken up the socio-political inclinations in Nigeria and beyond. No wonder she was one of the fantastic women featured in Geoff Blackwell and Ruth Hobday’s new photography book, “200 Women: Who Will Change the Way You See the World”. We definitely noticed her picture being the first on the book’s cover *wink* *wink*.
The book contains perceptive interviews and complimentary portraits of 200 iconic women from a variety of backgrounds. Other featured women include; Danielle Brooks (Orange Is The New Black), Margaret Atwood (The Handmaid’s Tale) Alfre Woodard (12 Years a Slave), and more.
In an excerpt from the book, when asked what she would change in the world if she could, she answered:
“I can’t pick just one thing; I would eliminate all forms of gender, racial and religious injustice.
The issues are their own, independent issues, but they cannot be analysed in isolation from one another.
It’s very complex and is always a work in progress for me — the issues are connected and they are not, but, however strong their connection to one another is, they’ve got to go!”
In conclusion, when asked about the single word she most identifies with, Chimamanda answered simply: “Human”.
Interested? Buy the book here.