The New York Times Style Magazine has released its annual The Greats issue and acclaimed author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is one of the seven cover stars featured.
Celebrating masters in their fields, the magazine describes Chimamanda as “a defining voice on race and gender for the digital age.”
In the magazine, Chimamanda talked about growing in a home where she was expected to tow the path of her parents and siblings as regards her career.
“When I said I wanted to write, they were very supportive, which was very unusual. Nobody just leaves medical school; especially given it’s fiercely competitive to get in. But I had a sister who was a doctor, another who was a pharmacist, a brother who was an engineer. So my parents already had sensible children who would be able to make an actual living, and I think they felt comfortable sacrificing their one strange child.”
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