Chimamanda Adichie stands her ground on advocating for feminism
Nigerian award-winning author,Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has said she will not stop advocating for feminism globally as she has been doing so before she knew what the word really meant.
Chimamanda made this known on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, while receiving an award at the ‘Equality Now.’ According to the author, regardless of race, age, gender, or nationality dismantling gender oppression through feminism is for everyone.
“I was a feminist long before I knew what the word meant. Not because I read books but because I observed the world around me and saw how women were treated. Sometimes it can feel very lonely trying to prove that sexism exists, that we haven’t achieved basic equality for women around the world. Tonight is an oomph that shows me that it truly matters. I’m going to remember this night when people tell me to shut up. I’m not going to shut the f*ck up!” she said.
Equality Now is a non-governmental organization that advocates for the protection and promotion of the human rights of women and girls. The organisation also honours individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of gender equality. Chimamanda is no newcomer to awards as she has received quite a number of them from prestigious organisations and higher education institutions across the world.
Chimamanda Adichie joined the shortlist of receipts who were honoured by the institution.