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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Why Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Didn't Want To 'Perform Pregnancy'

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 07.06.2016 | Parents

During a recent interview with the Financial Times for their "Lunch with the FT" series, author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie quietly confirmed the birth o...

Is This The Donald Trump Modernist Fiction We've Been Waiting For?

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 06.29.2016 | Arts

In the literary field, there's been no shortage of Donald Trump material this election season -- of course, it's been in the form of erotic romance sp...

Am I an African?

Rutendo Nyamuda | Posted 06.02.2016 | Black Voices
Rutendo Nyamuda

Being of this land lies not in the color of your skin, the dialect you speak or your culture. It is an inner being.

The Danger of the Single Story Is Real in Our Education Debates Too

Erika Sanzi | Posted 05.06.2016 | Education
Erika Sanzi

Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie warns of the "danger of the single story," and while she focuses most on how this impacts our ideas about c...

Why Single Women Should Not Worry About Intimidating Men

Whitney Caudill | Posted 04.11.2016 | Women
Whitney Caudill

According to Webster, the simple definition of intimidate is "to make (someone) afraid." But I never approach a man intending to cause him to fear. So to me being intimidated just seems like an excuse.

6 Artists on Black Identity

Louisiana Channel | Posted 04.05.2016 | Black Voices
Louisiana Channel

"Where am I in this story?" Watch artists such as Wangechi Mutu, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o and Chimamanda Adichie discuss how black people are (mis-)represented in today's society and culture.

A Book I Won't Be the Same After: Americanah

Carol Smaldino | Posted 03.28.2016 | Books
Carol Smaldino

This book has been like that for me. It has sort of turned everything topsy-turvy. I'm speaking for myself and for many white people who have no idea of what being black in America is like, even though we may think we do.

Gender Disparity: 5 Women Changing the Trajectory

Abesi Manyando | Posted 03.10.2016 | Women
Abesi Manyando

We have to do better in not just talking and writing about these issues but taking action, even small ways. Here are five women who are making a difference in the lives of many girls all over the world.

11 Literary Servants Tell Their Own Stories

Off The Shelf | Posted 03.03.2016 | Books
Off The Shelf

By Emma Volk | Off the Shelf The glamorous gowns and sparkling jewels might be the upstairs, but as anyone who's seen "Downton Abbey" can attest, th...

13 Powerful Books for Our Political Leaders

Off The Shelf | Posted 02.15.2016 | Books
Off The Shelf

Written in the form of a powerful letter to his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates reflects on a series of revelatory experiences that helped him to understand America's racial history, its current inequalities, and his visions for the future.

14 Must-Read Books Set Under the African Sun

Off The Shelf | Posted 02.05.2016 | Books
Off The Shelf

By Emma Volk | Off the Shelf Plane tickets are expensive, but that's where the beauty of armchair adventuring comes in. If the lush African landscap...

10 Books About Women, Feminism and Work You Need to Read

Megan Dalla-Camina | Posted 01.22.2016 | Books
Megan Dalla-Camina

So my current reading list is heavy on beautiful female energy, writers, stories and research. I hope something in here may inspire you, ignite your curiosity and fill your mind with all kinds of wonderful.

Every High School Sophomore In Sweden Got This Feminist Book

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 12.03.2015 | World

Several Swedish organizations are so determined to achieve gender equality, they gave a copy of We Should All Be Feminists to every high school sophom...

Am I a Woman?

Bianca Hayes | Posted 11.09.2015 | College
Bianca Hayes

I am a pretty happy individual, but I am fatigued when facing the reality that although I am comfortable with myself, my womanhood will always be defined in relation to men.

10 Cross-Cultural Novels That Illuminate the World We Live In

Off The Shelf | Posted 11.05.2015 | Books
Off The Shelf

This beautifully crafted work from literary luminary Zadie Smith explores the story of an interracial family whose misadventures in the culture wars on both sides of the Atlantic skewer everything from family life to political correctness to the combustive collision between the personal and the political.

Reading 'To Kill a Mockingbird' With Fresh Eyes

Nick Norton | Posted 06.29.2016 | Books
Nick Norton

When I read Lee's next novel, I'm excited to see how Scout grows as an adult. If her tenacity and spunk are still as fierce, I'm sure I won't be disappointed. Until then, I'm enjoying reentering the world Lee created which isn't so different from our own.

The Speech On Feminism Every Millennial Should Hear

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 06.25.2015 | Women

In her usual style, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie just dropped some awesome feminist knowledge. In a speech given at Wellesley College's Commencement c...

Why It's 'Bullsh*t' That Young Women Have To Be Likable

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 05.28.2015 | Women

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is here to remind young women that whoever likes you or doesn't like you should have no effect on your self worth. On May...

The Positive Impact Of Vaccines, In One Stunning History-Soaked Photo

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.10.2015 | Arts

Beloved portrait photographer Annie Leibovitz often captures celebrity subjects before her noted lens, having snapped cultural icons ranging from John...

Deflategate is Alice in Wonderland

James Meyerson | Posted 03.31.2015 | Sports
James Meyerson

Until all the facts are known, the media's news-entertainment industry should leave the story alone. It should stop cheating the public by presenting the story as a serious news story about "cheating" rather than the entertainment story it is.

What White Educators Can Learn From Pittsburgh's Police Chief

Gregory Michie | Posted 03.15.2015 | Education
Gregory Michie

McLay's words were intended mainly for the officers under his command. But they could just as well have been addressed to educators in our nation's schools.

Every Child Has A Story To Tell

Joanna Breitstein | Posted 12.07.2014 | TED Weekends
Joanna Breitstein

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgEducation gives children voice, and it is through that voice that they have the power to tell their story. To hear more stories, we need more education.

We Need A Media That Tells All Of Our Stories

Josh Stearns | Posted 12.07.2014 | TED Weekends
Josh Stearns

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgHaving just one story is as dangerous to our community as having just one kind of corn is to our crops.

Storytelling And Its Discontents

Jessica Clark | Posted 12.06.2014 | TED Weekends
Jessica Clark

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpg There's no straight line between a listener learning about the diverse experiences of others and that listener's mind being opened. For some, it slams the door even tighter. Instead of just reducing the teller to a single story, they diminish her even further, into a body subject to harm.

My Conversation With Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Tavis Smiley | Posted 12.06.2014 | Books
Tavis Smiley

Tonight on PBS I'm joined by acclaimed Nigerian-born novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, whose novel -- including Americanah, for which she won the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Half of a Yellow Sun -- deal with the intersection of race and identity.