Best Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's quotes That Will Change Your Life

September 16, 2019




Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a Nigerian novelist, non-fiction writer, short story writer, actress and a feminist.
 She is a seasoned Nigerian writer, she has been called “the most prominent” of a “procession of critically acclaimed young anglophone authors that is succeeding in attracting a new generation of readers to African literature”.

Here are my best quotes from her
number 7 is my favorite

1. Of course I am not worried about intimidating men. The type of man who will be intimidated by me is exactly the type of man I have no interest in.



2. I am a strong believer in the ability of human beings to change for the better. I am a strong believer in trying to change what we are dissatisfied with.

3. Stories can break the dignity of a people, but stories can also repair that broken dignity.








4. I have chosen to no longer be apologetic for my femaleness and my femininity. And I want to be respected in all of my femaleness because I deserve to be.

5.  Some people ask: "Why the word feminist? Why not just say you are a believer in human rights, or something like that?" Because that would be dishonest. Feminism is, of course, part of human rights in general-but to choose to use the vague expression human rights is to deny the specific and particular problem of gender. It would be a way of pretending that it was not women who have, for centuries, been excluded. It would be a way of denying that the problem of gender targets women.

6. Our society teaches a woman at a certain age who is unmarried to see it as a deep personal failure. While a man at a certain age who is unmarried has not quite come around to making his pick.








7. To choose to write is to reject silence.

8.  If you start thinking about being likable you are not going to tell your story honestly.

9. Marriage can be a source of joy and love and mutual support but why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage and we don’t teach boys the same? We raise girls to see each other as competitors not for jobs or accomplishments, which I think can be a good thing, but for the attention of men. We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are.

10. The manifestation of racism has changed but the language has not.








11.  Racism should never have happened and so you don't get a cookie for reducing it.

12.  If you followed the media you'd think that everybody in Africa was starving to death, and that's not the case; so it's important to engage with the other Africa.







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