Nigerian author, Chimamanda Adichie features in Meghan Markle’s ‘Forces for Change’ British Vogue list

Chimamanda Adichie , a Nigerian author has been featured in Meghan Markle ‘s ‘Forces for Change’ list for British Vogue September issue.

The Duchess of Sussex, Markle spent about seven months working with British Vogue’s Editor-in-Chief Edward Enninful on the issue, to curate and edit, making her the first guest editor of the September issue, in the magazine’s 103-year history .

The Duchess who gave birth to her first child in May featured 15 women she considers as ‘forces for change’. The Women, according to Enninful are those who have made a

laudable impact in recent times, and who are set to reshape society in radical and positive ways in the future.

A statement released on the joint Instagram account of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, reads in part:

For the past seven months, The Duchess has curated the content with British Vogue’s Editor-in-Chief Edward Enninful to create an issue that highlights the power of the collective.

They have named the issue: ‘Forces for Change’.

For the cover, The Duchess chose a diverse selection of women from all walks of life, each driving impact and raising the bar for equality, kindness, justice and open mindedness.

The sixteenth space on the cover, a mirror, was included so that when you hold the issue in your hands, you see yourself as part of this collective .

Other women featured are teenage climate change campaigner, Greta Thunberg, New Zealand Prime Minister,Jacinda Arden, boxer Ramla Ali and actress and women’s rights advocate Salma Hayek Pinault. Francesca Hayward,a mixed – race ballet dancer born in Kenya to a Kenya mother and an English father, Adwoa Aboah, a mixed-race fashion model born to British nobility and a Ghananian father.


Adichie had written bestselling books including “We Should All Be Feminists,” “Americanah” and “The Thing Around Your Neck,” which have been translated into more than thirty languages.

Adichie graduated summa cum laude from Eastern Connecticut State University in 2001 with a degree in communication and political science.

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