Chimamanda Adichie Graces The Cover Of Marie Claire November Issue
Famous Nigerian writer Chimamanda Adichie has been featured in the November issue of Marie Claire magazine.
In this issue, she speaks about her motherhood experience, representation, police brutality and more.
Chimamanda was adorned in a T-shirt branded with her famous comment, ‘We Should All Be Feminists’.
Chimamanda asserted in the interview that although believing that marginalised groups in society, particularly black women, will have a better future, her optimism might sometimes waver.
“I am optimistic about the future, especially about the future of black women. But I have to be honest and say that I fluctuate, in different situations. Sometimes I think, ‘Yes, we’ll get there’. In others, I even think there has been progress, but very slowly.”
The feminist icon admitted that she feared her child may fall in love with a “bad man,” which was one of her greatest fears as a mother.
Adichie also said that she is extremely watchful over the signals that her daughter receives from the outside world and how she interprets them.
She said her biggest fear about her daughters future is that “she might fall in love with a horrible man.” She continued, “Okay, maybe that’s not my biggest fear, but I really care about her being a woman in the world, I care about the messages girls get from society.”
Chimamanda also said she trying hard to make her daughter understand that she is ‘enough’. “There are so many women in the world who think they somehow need a man to complete them.”
She continued, “I think it’s beautiful to want a man, but this idea of needing one… I’m going to try very hard to make her not think that way.”
This will be Adichie’s second appearance on the cover of the reputable magazine, after her debut in 2019.