Renowned Award winning author and global icon Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is the cover star for SCHICK Magazine‘s 11th edition themed – The Fashion Issue. The quarterly publication gets into a candid chat with Chimamanda about feminism, fashion and the art of literature. With no sign of relenting, the highly-acclaimed author discusses her constant evolution as a writer, living with the ‘Feminist Icon’ title and how she’s using fashion as a kind of political statement.
On the cover of the Magazine, Chimamanda is sitting pretty in a pleated maxi black dress from Bridget Awosika paired with red pumps by Titi Adesa. For beauty, she is rocking her signature natural hair in curls featuring a bold red lip.
Speaking on intellectual women being concerned about their looks she says; “It’s important to challenge the idea that an intellectual woman cannot possibly like fashion.
There are intelligent women all over the world who like fashion, but they feel the pressure to pretend otherwise because they want to be taken seriously by a mainstream world that has decided that intelligent women cannot possibly like fashion.”
On feminism she says;
“We have been socialised to think of power as male. So when a woman seeks power or has power, we judge her very harshly. We look for a reason to bring her down.”