Quotes: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Hello guys, it’s another episode with quotes column today. Who’s excited?!!
Today we will be going on a tour with the renowned author CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE. Other than talking about social issues on pop records, she’s a Nigerian novelist, writer and public speaker who addresses social issues – such as gender, race and social class – with honesty and eloquence. Actually, make that a lot of honesty.

Here are 10 great quotes from Chimamanda:

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, if we didn’t have the weight of gender expectations.

Racism should never have happened and so you don’t get a cookie for reducing it.

Morality, as well as the sense of taste is relative.

The person more qualified to lead is not the physically stronger person. It is the more intelligent, the more creative, more innovative. And there are no hormones for those attributes.

Lasting love has to be built on mutual regard and respect. It is about seeing the other person.

If you don’t understand, ask questions. If you are uncomfortable about asking questions, say you are uncomfortable about asking questions and then ask anyway.

Culture does not make people. People make culture.

First we need to calm down, breathe and get over ourselves.

Show a people as one thing, only one thing, over and over again, and that is what they become.

The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story.

Reading through, you are sure to be convinced she is a great woman indeed. Make your own legacy with your words.

featured image credit: chimamanda.com

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