The eminent Nigerian author and feminist, Adichie revealed the reason behind her choice of fashion in an interview with i-D’s Candice Carty-Williams.
“I decided to use fashion as a kind of political statement,” Chimamanda reveals, “which is to say that I made the choice to wear mostly Nigerian designers to public events, because obviously I want to support an industry that’s full of talent, but also to make a case for how fashion can tell a story. Fashion and culture are intertwined in very interesting ways.”
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has continued to use her Instagram page to showcase her love for Nigerian fashion brands.
She last month received a honorary degree from Duke University.
Back in March, President Vincent E. Price of Duke University confirmed that the Americanah author is on the list of receipients.
Adichie received the award alongside Mary Barra, Chairman of General Motors; Phil Freelon, lead architect for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture; former Durham Mayor William Bell; Dr. William Kaelin, professor of medicine at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; and Russell M. Robinson II, attorney, community leader and philanthropist.