Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on being a feminist

What does it mean to be a feminist?

Watch this hilarious, heartfelt and absolutely insightful talk by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, a renowned Nigerian novelist.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was born in Nigeria in 1977. She grew up in the university town of Nsukka, Enugu State where she attended primary and secondary schools, and briefly studied Medicine and Pharmacy. She then moved to the US to attend college, graduating summa cum laude from Eastern Connecticut State University with a major in Communication and a minor in Political Science. She holds a Master degree in Creative Writing from John Hopkins and a Master degree in African Studies from Yale University.

Chimamanda is the author of Half a Yellow Sun which won the 2007 Orange Prize for Fiction, and Purple Hibiscus which won the 2005 Best First Book Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and the 2004 Debut Fiction Fiction Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. She was named one of the 20 most important fiction writers today under 40 years old by the New Yorker. She featured in the April 2012 edition of Time Magazine celebrated as one of 100 Most Influential People in the World.