Thandie Newton Actress covers August/September issue of NAW

In the revealing interview, Newton also talks about her life as a mother and the need to support the African fashion and creative industry.

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Hollywood actress and mother of 3, Thandie Newton, is the cover girl for New African Woman’s August/September edition.

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Renowned for blockbuster movies and most recently as lead star in Biyi Bandele’s adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's hit novel Half a Yellow Sun alongside Chiwetel Ejiofor.

The actress shows a whole new side in an exclusive interview which she exclusively shared with the New African Woman Editor reGina Jane Jere whom she invited into her Malibu home for an exclusive interview.

Hollywood English actress, Thandie Newton, for New African Woman play

Hollywood English actress, Thandie Newton, for New African Woman

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" I believe everything starts with Africa,” says the Cambridge University anthropology graduate, “It takes inspirational leaders, inspirational politicians to see the benefits of having their potential voters [women] succeeding in life. But many of the African leaders are so removed from their people. It is like a fish ruling a horse!”

The actress is also categorical of the role African leaders are playing to make Africa a better place for its women, more so that the African Union declared 2015 as 'Year of Women’s Empowerment'.

Sections from the Sept/August edition of the New African Woman play

Sections from the Sept/August edition of the New African Woman

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“African leaders can do more to end the impunity of violence against women,” she adds.

In the revealing interview, Newton also talks about her life as a mother and the need to support the African fashion and creative industry.

Sections from the Sept/August edition of the New African Woman play

Sections from the Sept/August edition of the New African Woman

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Even better, the actress took time out of her busy film schedule and family life for an exclusive photo shoot featuring some of the top African designers such as Deola Sagoe, Anita Quansah, Maki Oh, Mimi Plange, Kibonen Nfi, Bestow Elan, House of Sukeina amongst others.

Sections from the Sept/August edition of the New African Woman play

Sections from the Sept/August edition of the New African Woman

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“Thandie Newton embodies everything we love in a new African woman,” says Jere, about the cover star, “Her words speak to me on many levels – as a mother, professional woman and fashion lover, as well as an African woman. I hope, like me, you resonate with her views on issues affecting Africa today."

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