Stop using feminism to justify your wickedness, Chimamanda Adichie tells young Nigerian women


She is known for her feminism both in her books and TED talks, but Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is sounding a note of caution to young ladies who are misinterpreting the movement.

The renowned Nigerian writer has become a trending topic on social media after an old video of her talking about feminism surfaced.

While feminism is the advocacy of women's rights on the ground of the equality of both genders, Chimamanda said some women are using it to justify wickedness.

In the short clip, the feminist icon recalled her encounter with some young Nigerian girls who claimed to be feminists.

She said: “I often say to young Nigerian feminists, please do not use feminism to justify your wickedness.

“So you have some of these young women and I’m talking to them and they sound really mean and I say, you know what, this isn’t feminism, you’re just really nasty.”
Chimamanda Adichie works range from novels to short stories to nonfiction.

She is described as the most prominent of critically acclaimed young African authors succeeding in attracting a new generation of readers to African literature.

The Enugu state born award-winning author has written many novels and short stories including "Purple Hibiscus", "Half of a Yellow Sun", "Americanah", "The Thing Around Your Neck", "We Should All Be Feminists", and the book-length essay "We Should All Be Feminists"

"Her most recent book, Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions, was published in March 2017.

In 2008, she was awarded a MacArthur Genius Grant.

Adichie was recently named among the 
"Icons from Africa" by Forbes magazine.

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