Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, an award-winning novelist and feminism advocate, has been featured on Vogue’s special issue edited by Meghan Markle, an American screen actress.


Markle, who is now a member of the British royal family, spent seven months working with British Vogue editor-in-chief and picked 15 women she considers strong proponents for change for the forthcoming September edition of the lifestyle magazine.

“Through this lens, I hope you’ll feel the strength of the collective in the diverse selection of women chosen for the cover as well as the team of support I called upon within the issue to help bring this to light,” Markle said.

“I hope readers feel as inspired as I do, by the ‘Forces for Change’ they’ll find within these pages.”


According to a statement by the British Vogue, those who appeared in the September issue’s cover are “brilliant female changemakers who have had a laudable impact in recent times and who are set to reshape society in radical and positive ways”.

The cover also features a blank 16th spot which Vogue says represents the magazine’s reader in order to fuel the urge for positive impact. 14 others named in the listicle are:

  • Adwoa Aboah (mental health campaigner and model)
  • Adut Akech (model and former refugee)
  • Ramla Ali  (boxer)
  • Jacinda Ardern (prime minister of New Zealand)
  • Sinéad Burke (diversity advocate and lecturer)
  • Gemma Chan  (campaigner and actor)
  • Laverne Cox  (LGBT advocate and actor)
  • Jane Fonda  (campaigner and actor)
  • Salma Hayek Pinault  (women’s rights advocate, actor, and producer)
  • Francesca Hayward  (Royal Ballet principal dancer)
  • Jameela Jamil (body positivity advocate and actor)
  • Yara Shahidi  (founder of Eighteen x 18 and actor)
  • Greta Thunberg  (climate change campaigner and student)
  • Christy Turlington Burns  (founder of Every Mother Counts and model)

Adichie has earned herself prestigious awards through her works ‘Purple Hibiscus’, ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’, and ‘The Thing Around Your Neck’, all of which have been translated into several languages.


She was recently named alongside Oprah Winfrey and Melinda Gates who will be celebrated in National Geographic’s forthcoming book ‘Portrait of Power’.

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