Nigerian feminist message reaches the catwalk

Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie sits in a salon for her hair-do in Victoria Island district in Lagos May 2, 2013. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye (NIGERIA - Tags: HEADSHOT SOCIETY) - RTXZM4V
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is one of Africa’s best-known contemporary fiction writers.

And now she has also had an impact on the fashion world.

The title of her talk We Should All Be Feminists is emblazoned on a T-shirt at Dior’s spring summer show:

Vogue reports that it is “instantly becoming the most Instagrammed moment of the entire show”.

Singer Beyonce used part of the talk, saying that women are taught not to be ambitious, in her song Flawless from 2014.

And here’s the speech in its entirety:

 

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