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11 Times Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Gifted Us With Her Wisdom

"If feminism were really accepted we wouldn't have a room full of men making decisions about women's bodies."

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On Monday evening, Americanah author (and One Book, One New York winner) Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie spoke in conversation with BuzzFeed Books editor Isaac Fitzgerald at the New York Public Library for the final #OneBookNY program event. Here are some of the best pieces of wisdom she dropped:

The One Book, One New York program was a partnership between BuzzFeed and Commissioner Julie Menin and the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment.

1. "When you're writing, forget about the ones you love. Don't think about the reader or you will censor yourself. Be true to yourself. Don't worry about what people will like."


You can watch the livestream from the event below. To learn more about One Book, One New York, click here.