Popular renowned writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been bestowed by her Abba hometown with a prestigious title.
It was gleaned from sources online that the prolific author was given the title “Odeluwa” by her people which loosely translates as writer of global acclaim.
A befitting ceremony had been held at her Abba hometown in Anambra state in celebration of her newly conferred title.
The “Half of a Yellow Sun” writer was seen in a video shared on a social media platform properly attired in traditional regal clothing while dancing to the native music as the MC showered her with praises.
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“I did not set out to be a feminist icon” Chimamanda Adichie shares what influenced her advocacy
Chimamanda Adichie said that she did not set out to become a feminist advocate.
Adichie, while speaking at the WIMBIZ Conference, said that feminism was never in her plans.
She explained that seeing how women were oppressed in the society influenced her advocacy.
Adichie decried the pressure society imposes on women who marry late, don’t have children, or leave an abusive marriage.
“I DID NOT SET OUT TO BE A FEMINIST ICON, BUT I CANNOT STAND THE WAY WOMEN ARE BEING ABUSED IN THE SOCIETY AND I FEEL LIKE I HAVE A PLATFORM THAT CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE, NO MATTER HOW LITTLE.
“A WOMAN GATHERS THE COURAGE TO LEAVE AN ABUSIVE MARRIAGE, AND INSTEAD OF BEING COMFORTED AND CARED FOR, SHE’S BEING OPPRESSED AND INSULTED, EVEN BY FELLOW WOMEN. WE NEED TO CHANGE THE NARRATIVE.
“PEOPLE DON’T NEED TO LIKE YOU FOR THE STAND YOU TAKE, ALL THAT MATTERS IS THAT YOU CAN SLEEP WELL AT NIGHT, KNOWING THAT YOU HAVE DONE AND HAVE SAID THE RIGHT THING.”
She added that the judgement from society chokes the greatness that women carry. She also urged women to support each other genuinely.
“If you’re so judged and oppressed as a woman, you can’t conquer the world and be the best you can be,” she added.