We are excited to welcome Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie as the second speaker of our 2017 series, Undercurrent. Adichie is a Hopkins alumna who received a master's in Writing Seminars and an honorary degree recipient in 2016. She is also a MacArthur Genius Grant recipient and author of the acclaimed novels including Purple Hibiscus, Half of a Yellow Sun, and Americanah. She will be joining us at Shriver; doors open at 7:30 PM.
TED Talk: "We Should All Be Feminists"
This TED Talk presented by Adichie in 2013 quickly went viral all over social network and media. Adichie presents an impassioned case for gender equality and the idea that activism and feminism is something everyone should participate in. Here are some of the key quotes of the talk:
Feature in Beyoncé's ***Flawless
And how could we ever forget Adichie's fabulous feature in Beyoncé's song that grasped the attention of pop culture and media everywhere.
For The New Yorker: "Now is the Time to Talk About What We Are Actually Talking About"
BBC INterview: More On the Topic of Donald Trump's Election
Adichie continues to be an outspoken critic of Donald Trump and the rise of populism. During the 2016 election, she condemned his racist platform on television, sparking the ire of many.