Nigerian -American Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche has every trappings of success, she is an award winning and multiple best selling author. she won the world wide Women’s prize for fiction and the MacArthur Novelist awards
From Newyork to Shanghai and Columbia- she constantly travels around the globe for public speaking, engagements and to receive several honorary degrees. Very recently, the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle named her as one of the global forces of change when she guest edited Vogue UK.
But inspite of her success, Chimamanda Adiche has stayed true to her roots
She wears only made in Nigeria or African for her public events, even though the designers don’t always get it right
I’ve changed quite a few dodgy zippers, been disappointed by some poor quality fabrics, and been impressed by some detail-oriented finishing.
Overall, I love the clothes, their cut, their whimsy, their color, their flair, their ability to make me feel like myself. Their makers, from designer to tailor to button-fixer to okada-delivery-person, deserve to be supported.Chimamanda speaking on buy Nigeria
She is true to her roots and does not apologize about who she is
She wears her Afro hair proudly, Sometimes on her Instagram page she speaks her native language Igbo and get equally igbo responses from the followers on her page –
Adachagokwa m ada ebe m na-eme ‘pose’ nke a 😜 ( I almost fell down trying to pose like this)As quoted on Chimamanda’s Instagram page
She will defend Nigeria any time – Here’s her reply when a french Journalist asked her if there was a book shop in Nigeria
You know I think it reflects very poorly on French people that you’ve had to ask me that question. I really do. Because I think, surely it’s 2018. I mean, come on. My books are read in Nigeria. They’re studied in schools, not just in Nigeria but across Africa and it means a lot to me,” says the author. “Because obviously I’m very grateful to be read everywhere in the world but there’s something about being read by the people about whom you write.”Chimamanda