At some point I was a HappyAfricanFeminist who does not hate men. And who likes lip gloss and who wears high heels for herself but not for men.
Category: chimamanda ngozi adichie quotes
Is love this misguided need to have you beside me most of the time? Is love this safety I feel in our silences? Is it this belonging, this completeness?
When it comes to dressing well, American culture is so self-fulfilled that it has not only disregarded this courtesy of self-presentation, but has turned that disregard into a virtue.
We do not just risk repeating history if we sweep it under the carpet, we also risk being myopic about our present.
The problem with gender is that it prescribes how we should be, rather than recognising how we are.
Why must we always talk about race anyway? Can’t we just be human beings? And Professor Hunk replied – that is exactly what white privilege is, that you can say that. Race doesn’t really...
I can write with authority only about what I know well, which means that I end up using surface details of my own life in my fiction.
This is our world, although the people who drew this map decided to put their own land on top of ours. There is no top or bottom, you see.
There are people who dislike you because you do not dislike yourself.
All over the world, girls are raised to be make themselves likeable, to twist themselves into shapes that suit other people. Please do not twist yourself into shapes to please. Don’t do it. If...
She rested her head against his and felt, for the first time, what she would often feel with him: a self-affection. He made her like herself.
There has always been a strange dissonance between the public and the private in Nigeria.
He was making her feel small and absurdly petulant and, worse yet, she suspected he was right. She always suspected he was right. For a brief irrational moment, she wished she could walk away...
The problem with gender is that it prescribes how we should be rather than recognizing how we are. Imagine how much happier we would be, how much freer to be our true individual selves,...
Death would be a complete knowingness, but what frightened him was this: not knowing beforehand what it was he would know.
Culture does not make people. People make culture.
Greatness depends on where you are coming from.
Being defiant can be a good thing sometimes,