Nigerians love CNA. Yes, I’m talking about Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Americans love her too. She’s almost like our favourite Nigerian-American these days. She’s strong-willed, as unapologetic as unapologetic can come when she writes (just read any of her novels or essays), and is, to me, the world’s foremost proponent of feminism.
I’ll pause here and say this: I am a big skeptic of the ideals of feminism, the “secular feminism” if you may. I, however, am a big advocate for gender equity and free speech for women. The sad truth is that the world has simply refused to limit their definitions of feminism to that; gender equity and free speech for women. This is what CNA fights for, and I’m solidly behind her.