Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, pays tribute to her mum after meeting Angela Merkel.
Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, pays tribute to her mum after meeting Angela Merkel, the first female chancellor of Germany. It should be noted that Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Chancellor Angela Merkel were the guest speakers at a panel held at the Düsseldorf’s Schauspielhaus theater on Wednesday, alongside journalists and entrepreneurs Miriam Meckel and Lea Steinacker.
Their discussion focused on their own commonalities and differences, particularly as women: Adichie, as a leading feminist author and thinker, and Merkel, as the world’s most powerful female political leader.
She posted the message below on official Instagram official page.
My mother and I always watched and admired Chancellor Merkel, for her steady, measured, effective leadership, for the reassuring feeling that comes with seeing a proper grown-up leader on the world stage-intelligent, prepared, practical.
What an honour and delight it was to be in conversation with her in Düsseldorf – and wearing a dress repurposed from my mother’s old ‘george’ wrapper.
At the event, the German chancellor made headlines for stating publicly for the first time, “Yes, I am a feminist.”
Merkel’s statement on feminism was inspired by Adichie’s powerful essay, ‘We Should All be Feminists’
But the two women also discussed several other topics, including the state of democracy, social media, and even fashion