For many, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie rose to fame when her TED Talk, “We should all be feminists” was featured in Beyoncé’s song Flawless, but her books have been translated into over 30 languages around the world.
In an exclusive interview with BBC 100 Women, the acclaimed Nigerian writer talks about the responsibilities that come with being seen as a feminist “icon” by many, and shares her thoughts on “culture cancellation” and what ‘she considers “linguistic orthodoxy” around trans people. women.
She also talks to the BBC’s Catherine Byaruhanga about her latest writing – a book that deals with the very personal grief of losing her father in 2020 and why she chose to be so open about this time in her life.
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Interview by Catherine Byaruhanga. Produced by Georgina Pearce and Valeria Perasso. Edited by Holly Stimson.