PNY Annual Meeting Headliner Radhika Jones Interviews Feminist Icon Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
New York Times Editor of Books Radhika Jones will be the moderator for the headline panel of PNY's 38th Annual Meeting "The Power of Participation." Check her out interviewing feminist icon Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, a feminist icon and mainstay in conversations about women’s equality, did not originally intend for her newly released book, “Dear Ijeawele; Or, A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions,” to be published. It started first as a private letter to a friend who sought Ms. Adichie’s advice on how to raise her newborn daughter “so she doesn’t take the kind of nonsense that I took,” before being published on her Facebook page and now, finally, in print.
In a TimesTalks conversation on Thursday, The New York Times’s editorial director for books, Radhika Jones, spoke with Ms. Adichie about her reasons for making her words public, what has surprised her about motherhood — she now has her own daughter — and why there’s something to be said about sexism being “refreshingly obvious” in her native Nigeria.
Video of the interview is below.