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Chimamanda Adichie’s Book Read at the International Film Festival & Forum For Human Rights in Geneva

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Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was a special guest at the International Film Festival & Forum For Human Rights in Geneva on Saturday, 17th of March.

Chimamanda was at the event for a special reading of her book, Dear Ijeawele or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions, a letter she wrote for a friend who had just given birth to a girl.

At the event, fifteen women of all ages and backgrounds read, in their language, passages from the book. Chimamanda herself read a passage from the book in Igbo.

See readers below.

Katia Akselrod | Russian

Leila Alaouf | French
Olga Baranova | German
Radhia Bouzaine | Arabic
Laure Dieudonné | Creole
Silvia Fabiani | Italian
Barbara Hendricks | English
Sung-Mi Kim | Korean
Linn Larsdotter | Swedish
Aïssa Maïga | French
Rossella Mezzina | Spanish
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie | Igbo
Gláucia Ribeiro | Portuguese (Brazil)
Marta Roca i Escoda | Catalan
Renata Vujica | Bosnian
Junling Zhang | Chinese

The reading was followed by a conversation with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie moderated by Sylvain Bourmeau, journalist and producer of the show La Suite dans les Idées on France Culture.

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