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Chimamanda Adichie Author covers New African Magazine, speaks on supporting Hilary Clinton

Chimamanda Adichie covers a new magazine as she speaks on her endorsement of Hilary Clinton.

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Chimamanda Adichie on the cover of New African Woman

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Famous Nigerian author Chimamanda Adichie is on the cover of the latest edition of New African Woman Magazine.

In this edition of the magazine, Chimamanda Adichie speaks on feminism and religion as well as her support of Hilary Clinton during the US elections.

A few people wondered why the famous author endorsed Hilary Clinton during the election period despite her shaky track record in Africa when she was Secretary of State.

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Hilary Clinton dons a leather jacket

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"You are talking about her intervention in Libya for example. I don’t expect American policy to think of Africa’s wellbeing as a primary thing. Let’s be realistic, America’s policy will be about America and protecting America. Personally, I thought that the whole Libya thing was a complete disaster and was ill-conceived…but I don’t take it as a personal failing of Hillary Clinton. If anything, I think of it as a failure of American foreign policy" said Adichie.

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Chimamanda Adichie in New African Woman magazine

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On how feminism and Christianity can go together she says "Lately, I have been thinking about how Christianity works and is such a force on the continent of Africa. I actually believe that it’s possible to forge a feminist platform around Christianity…My point being people who are feminists and see religion as part of the problem, which I think is also true, but I also think that within religion, we can in fact create a platform that is feminist" she tells New African Woman Magazine.

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Chimamanda Adichie

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According to the magazine's website "this edition raises pertinent issues concerning the state African women still find themselves in after over five decades of political and economic independence across the continent."

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