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Writers’ Reel: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on calling herself a Happy African Feminist

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is the author of three novels, Purple HibiscusHalf of a Yellow Sun, and Americanah. Adichie gave a revealing speech for TEDx Talks on the meaning of feminism. The author breaks down her own experience of reading "unfeminist" works in her youth, her views on how we’re raising our children, and how girls are being taught to turn pretense into an art form.

“The person most likely to lead is not the physically stronger person, it is the more creative person, the more intelligent person, the more innovative person, and there are no hormones for those attributes. A man is as likely as a woman to be intelligent, to be creative, to be innovative.” – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi