Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie



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“If we do something over and over again, it becomes normal. If we see the same thing over and over again, it becomes normal.”
Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie

“A Nigerian acquaintance once asked me if I was worried that mean would be intimidated by me. I was not worried at all- it had not even occurred to me to be worried, because a man who would be intimidated by me is exactly the kind of man I would have no interest in.”
Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie

“Some people ask, 'Why the word feminist? Why not just say you are a believer in human rights, or something like that?' Because that would be dishonest. Feminism is, of course, part of human rights in general- but to choose to use the vague expression human rights is to deny the specific and particular problem of gender. It would be a way of pretending that it was not women who have, for centuries, been excluded. It would be a way of denying that the problem of gender targets women. That the problem was not about being human, but specifically about being a female human. For centuries, the world divided human beings into two groups and then proceeded to exclude and oppress one group. It is only fair that the solution to the problem should acknowledge that.”
Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie



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