Nigerian feminist and author, Chimamanda Adichie has made the Meghan Markle’s ‘Forces For Change’ Vogue list.
Naija News learnt the Duchess, who gave birth to her first child in May picked Chimamanda amidst 14 other women she considers strong proponents for change for the upcoming September edition of the magazine which she co-edited.
According to the Duchess of Sussex, she had sought to steer the focus of the September issue, usually, the year’s most-read, to the values, causes and people making an impact in the world today.
“Through this lens I hope you’ll feel the strength of the collective in the diverse selection of women chosen for the cover as well as the team of support I called upon within the issue to help bring this to light.
“I hope readers feel as inspired as I do, by the ‘Forces for Change’ they’ll find within these pages,” Markle said.
Alongside Adichie, the list also features teenage climate change campaigner, Greta Thunberg, New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Arden, boxer Ramla Ali and actress and women’s rights advocate Salma Hayek Pinault.
Adichie had written bestselling books including “We Should All Be Feminists,” “Americanah” and “The Thing Around Your Neck,” which have been translated into more than thirty languages.
She was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2015 and one of Fortune Magazine’s World’s 50 Greatest Leaders in 2017.
Adichie graduated summa cum laude from Eastern Connecticut State University in 2001 with a degree in communication and political science.