Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Literary Genius and Fashion Icon

The incredible rise of the talented Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi has taken an unexpected turn into fashion, with the announcement that she will be the face of N07, a makeup brand owned by the pharmacy chain Boots. The writer, famous for novels such as Americanah and Purple Hibiscus, and for her role as a feminist activist, took to facebook recently to defend the role of fashion and makeup in feminism.


Ms. Adichi has clearly added fashion icon to her list of accomplishments, and it was no small list to begin with. The Macarthur Genius Grant recipient has also won National Book Critics Circle Award and many others in between front row appearances at Dior fashion shows. For more on Ms. Adichi, check out her recent interview with the New York Times.

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