Nigerian author, Chimamanda Adichie, is among the fifteen female chosen by the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markel to appear on the September edition of British Vogue magazine’s cover Titled “Forces for Change.”
CNN reports that the Duchess of Sussex, highlighted a number of different causes through her picks, with high-profile campaigners on climate change, LGBTQ rights, mental health and the migrant crisis, all put in the spotlight.
The group is described as a collection of “trailblazing change-makers, united by their fearlessness in breaking barriers,” according to a statement released by the royal family. The edition will hit newsstands on Friday, Aug. 2, and the royal couple released a promotional video on their Instagram page on Monday showing several of the cover stars during their photoshoots.
But Meghan won’t be on the cover herself, she felt it would be “boastful” to include her image, according to British Vogue’s editor-in-chief Edward Enninful and instead chose to shine a light on women who inspire her.
“Through this lens, I hope you’ll feel the strength of the collective in the diverse selection of women chosen for the cover as well as the team of support I called upon within the issue to help bring this to light. I hope readers feel as inspired as I do, by the ‘Forces for Change’ they’ll find within these pages.” Markle said.
Apart from Adichie, Markle also chose Student climate crisis activist Greta Thunberg, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, actress-turned-campaigner Jane Fonda, Actresses Salma Hayek Pinault and Jameela Jamil and boxer Ramla Ali
Adichie is a Novelist, short story writer and non-fiction writer who is famous for bestselling books like “We Should All Be Feminists,” “Americanah” and “The Thing Around Your Neck,” which have been translated into more than thirty languages.
In 2005, she was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World and top 50 Greatest Leaders according to Fortune Magazine in 2017.
Adichie holds a summa cum laude degree in communication and political science from Eastern Connecticut State University in 2001.