Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The responsibility of being a feminist icon – 100 Women, BBC World Service

For many, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie became famous when her Ted Talk, ‘We should all be feminists’ was featured in Beyonce’s song Flawless, but her books have been translated into over 30 languages around the world.

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In an exclusive BBC 100 Women interview, the Nigerian writer talks about the responsibilities that come with being seen as a feminist “icon” by many. She also shares her thoughts on ‘cancel culture’ and what she sees as “language orthodoxy” around trans women.

And she tells the BBC’s Catherine Byaruhanga about her newest writing that deals with the very personal grief of losing her father in 2020 – her mother also died unexpectedly in the last year and she shares why she has chosen to be so open about this time in her life.


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