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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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 06.29.2015 | 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.

Our Story Is Our Choice

Christa Avampato | Posted 12.01.2014 | TED Weekends
Christa Avampato

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgIf my childhood had been blissful, if my father had been more interested in raising me than in reading the New York Times, and again, if I had been enough of something to hold his attention, then I might have never found my love for travel, for dreaming, and yes, for stories. And that, too, is part of my childhood story just as much as his neglect and disinterest.

WATCH: This Talk Will Make You Question How Much You Really Know About Everything

TEDTalks | Posted 11.26.2014 | TED Weekends

Stories make us who we are. In this inspiring talk, writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie beautifully conveys the importance of seeking out many stories from different points of view to form our understanding of the world.

So You Want to Be a (Successful) Writer?

Carrie La Seur | Posted 06.10.2014 | Books
Carrie La Seur

Aren't there authors who stay outside the mainstream and are better for it? To satisfy myself, I concocted a version of objective analysis sufficiently rigorous to help a fiction writer relax. Scientists, shut your eyes.

How My 16-Year-Old Self Sparked My Interest In Feminism and the Women's Movement

Rhonesha Byng | Posted 05.25.2014 | Women
Rhonesha Byng

The presence of women in powerful positions continues to shock and awe, further solidifying women as the "other" when it comes to positions of power.

"Americanah" Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Speaks At The Aspen Institute

Erica Sheftman | Posted 05.18.2014 | Impact
Erica Sheftman

I don't remember when I wasn't interested in storytelling... I think the general idea of writers, especially writers who start young, is that they are learners, and they don't have friends, and books are their friends. I had many friends and I was quite a social child, but I was always drawn to storytelling. Not just reading books but also listening to stories, those of my friends and families.

As If Lupita Wasn't Inspiring Enough...

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 03.10.2014 | Black Voices

During a recent segment of HuffPost Live, critically acclaimed author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie discussed Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o and her i...

Can Women Be Taken Seriously While Wearing Heels?

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 03.10.2014 | Style

Acclaimed Nigerian writer (and yes, the woman featured on Beyonce's "Flawless" track) Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie stopped by HuffPost Live to discuss a n...

Emma Gray

Meet Beyonce's Favorite Feminist | Emma Gray | Posted 03.19.2014 | Women

What does it take to get to the top -- without losing your center? Our “Making It Work” series profiles successful, dynamic women who are standout...

On Beyoncé

Dawn Laguens | Posted 02.18.2014 | Women
Dawn Laguens

What decides whether or not I, indeed, am a feminist isn't the choices I make in my own life. It's whether I'm truly committed to empowering every woman to make whatever choices are right for her own life. So for me the question isn't whether Beyoncé passes that test -- it's whether her critics do.

Feminism Is Big Business

Bhakti Shringarpure | Posted 02.18.2014 | Women
Bhakti Shringarpure

As 2013 comes to an end, this is the icing on the cake for a year in which lucrative, mainstream, corporate, capitalist and celebrity feminism has twerked its way to relentless media exposure.

Why Teach Multicultural Literature?

Bhakti Shringarpure | Posted 11.13.2013 | Black Voices
Bhakti Shringarpure

Why teach U.S. students literature from different countries? This is the fundamental question at the heart of this encounter. I remain deeply disheartened by what I often experience in the classroom -- the defensive rage when the dominant culture is attacked.

Book We're Talking About This Week

Posted 05.13.2013 | Books

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Published on May 14th, 2013 Knopf, $26.95 What is it about? Two teenagers, Ifemelu and Obinze, fall in lo...

National Short Story Month: Favorite Short Stories Of The Past Year | Posted 07.20.2011 | Books

May is National Short Story Month, so we’re celebrating the tail end of it by honoring some short stories of the past year that are deserving of you...