Showing posts with label Novelist. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Novelist. Show all posts

Sunday, 31 May 2015

"If you twist for anyone, they like the twisted shape of you not you." - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie tells women.

Award winning novelist, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, yesterday had the honour of giving the commencement speech to the class of 2015 at Wellesley College, Massachusetts. She spoke on her favourite topic, Feminism. She urged the graduates to try their best to change the world to one more equal for men and for women by giving men the freedom to be vulnerable, and women, the choice to be strong.
Excerpt and video from her speech below:

We can not always bend the world into the shapes we want but we can try, we can make a concerted and real and true effort. And you are privileged that, because of your education here, you have already been given many of the tools that you will need to try. Always just try. Because you never know. 
And so as you graduate, as you deal with your excitement and your doubts today, I urge you to try and create the world you want to live in. Minister to the world in a way that can change it. Minister radically in a real, active, practical, get your hands dirty way.

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie & her husband Dr Ivara Esege. (Photos)

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the award winning writer is happily married to Dr Ivara Esege. They have been married for several years now She describes him as Nigerian,American and British. They divide their time between Nigeria and America.
See more pix after the cut:

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Late Prof. Chinua Achebe's Body Arrives In Abuja, Nigeria (Photos)

The body of late Nigerian author, Prof. Chinua Achebe, who died April 23 in the United States of America arrived in Nigeria earlier today in Abuja in a Nigerian flag-draped casket and was received by Nigerian officials led by the secretary of the federal government. 
His coffin was wheeled to a church service at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport before proceeding to the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
More pix after the cut: