We choose this exceptional novelist and fervent feminist as our FMB Lady of the week.

 Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a powerful female who doesn’t care for sentiment and is rather assertive in her beliefs. She can be said to have lived a case study life in her earlier years. Chimamanda was born in Enugu, Nigeria on 15th September 1977 and grew up as a typical Nigerian who went to university following her parent’s expectations. She began studying medicine however after a year and a half as a med student she decided to pursue her deeper passions as a writer and dropped out of med school to study communication in the U.S.

She is a writer of short stories and of nonfiction. She grew up in the university town of Nsukka. Her father was a professor of statistics and her mother was the university’s first female registrar. Chimamanda is married to Ivara Esege and has a daughter

This powerful lady who is never afraid to speak her mind began writing with a fascination with the connection between real-life experiences and literature. Her first publication was a book of poems called ‘Decisions’ having been inspired by Chinua Achebe’s ‘Things Fall Apart’. She has since then gone on to write several works of prose centered on Nigerian culture, politics and black difference as well as gender bias. She has never failed to emphasize on how stories of Africans and Nigerians should not be tied to limiting stereotypes.

Chimamanda Adichie is a well-known Nigerian feminist. She once stated in an interview that “I think of myself as a storyteller but I would not mind at all if someone were to think of me as a feminist writer. I am very feminist in the way I look at the world and that world view must somehow be a part of my work.”

We should all take cues from this leading lady in firmly telling our stories without imbibing the worlds negative perspective of who we are or who we should be.

Here are some quick facts about Chimamanda:

Notable among her works are Purple Hibiscus (2003), Half of a Yellow Sun (2006; adapted for film in 2014), Americanah (2013) and We should all be Feminists (2014)

We particularly choose Chimamanda because her success goes to prove that great things happen when we step out of the limiting box of prejudice and cultural expectations.

By floramichaels

Hi, I am Flora Ngo-Martins. I love writing and I am passionate about fashion, stories, news and food. Sometimes I get a little bit serious but that's alright, I can also be mischievous. I also like to analyse stuffs people do and sometimes judge.*wink* Most of all, I love to influence the lives of people positively and tell people's stories from a totally different perspective. Feel free to contact me if you have any suggestions or....

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