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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie attended the Edinburgh International Film Festival & the Crowd Loved Her



Last week Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie attended the Edinburgh International Film Festival and talked about her new book “Dear Ijeawele”, feminism and more.

According to an article published in a Scottish Newspaper, the Nigerian author got a standing ovation from the crowd following her session with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

According to the article:

This was a warm conversation that flowed effortlessly from American racism (“I wasn’t black until I went to the US”) to – naturally – Donald Trump, then historical fiction, the importance of reading, and of ending the stigma of mental illness (Adichie suffers from depression), not least in Nigeria. Wise, witty and wonderful, Adichie deserved that standing ovation.

Her session was held on the same day she was awarded an honorary degree by Edinburgh University. Click here if you missed it.

See photos of Chimamanda at the festival below.

Photo Credit: Edinburgh International Film Festival via Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Facebook


  1. iyabo

    September 6, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    :continue to slay girl:………

  2. momo

    September 6, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    arguably the most influential woman of Nigerian origin..

  3. Iify

    September 6, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    I just love. You go girl!!!

  4. Bowl

    September 6, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    @Momo , she is actually the most influential black woman on this planet !

  5. john

    September 6, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    nope ..she is only influencing lonely ,single, bitter, online keyboard feminists like you and the ironic part is that she married abd I can bet that she throws way that stupid ideology( she use in deciving white people for awards and gullibles like u) out of the window,once she is home….do u think if her husband slaps her , u wil hear it ..She is too intelligent for that ..give me a break

    • bey

      September 6, 2017 at 9:20 pm

      Bro youve got issues. Go and sort them out.
      Possibly with a psychiatrist.

    • momo

      September 6, 2017 at 11:20 pm

      john darling ..who is that woman that did this to you ..abeg give us her details let us go and ask her to please release you..because the vitriol and bitterness too much..kai..

  6. Ephi

    September 6, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    She is so making Nigeria and Africa proud! I am really proud of her.

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