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MUST LISTEN: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie & Reni Eddo-Lodge talk Pressing Cultural Issues at 2018 Women of the World Festival in London



Women of the World Festival (WOW) is a UK-based festival that celebrates the achievements of women and girls as well as looking at the obstacles they face across the world, and the 2018 edition started on Wednesday, 7th of March and ended on Sunday, 11th of March.

The aim is to inspire new generations of young women and girls.

Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was a part of the festivities. She was joined in conversation by Reni Eddo-Lodge, author of the acclaimed Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race, as they spoke about  today’s most pressing cultural issues including blogging, social media and discussions on race.

On about being asked to talk about race, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie said, “There’s a sense that, when being asked to talk about race, after you’ve written a book, you’re supposed to have the answers, you’re supposed to have the solution; and while you’re having the solution, you’re supposed to cater for the emotional needs of the people listening to you.”

Listen to them in the podcast below.

See some quotes from the conversation below.

See more photos from the event below.

Photo Credit: Ellie Kurttz via Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Facebook)Instagram – @chimamanda_adichie

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