Nigerian author, Chimamanda Adichie covers L’Officiel latest issue and speaks on her love for fashion
By Patricia Uyeh,
Multiple award winning Nigerian author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, who covers L’Officiel Italia’s latest issue, is known to patronise Nigerian brands. She always ensures that she wears Nigerian brands at public functions.
The ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ author covered the magazine’s 5th anniversary issue, showcasing several made in Nigerian wears from Fashpa, Nkwo and The Lady Maker.
Speaking on her love for fashion, Chimamanda said:
” I’ve always loved clothes, high heels, lipsticks. When I started writing, however, I hid this side, because the world can be very intolerant of intellectually engaged women. I felt compelled to dress like a serious writer, not as I liked it. Now that I have nothing more to prove, I’m happy to talk about my passion for style: it’s a way to affirm the right to have a multifaceted personality.”
Speaking on gender disparity in Nigeria, she said:
“In Nigeria, gender disparity is more explicit than in the United States. I do not think that one form is better than the other because, in the second case, often misogyny is still present but only becomes more difficult to prove. And the situation worsens with age: while in Nigeria the elderly still enjoy a certain respect, in America the aging woman discounts the sum of both negative factors. “
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Photo credit: Instagram@ Chimamanda _adichie