Quote by: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

There are people, she once wrote, who think that we cannot rule ourselves because the few times we tried, we failed, as if all the others who rule themselves today got it right the first time. It is like telling a crawling baby who tries to walk, and then falls back on his buttocks, to stay there. As if the adults walking past him did not all crawl, once.


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Author Bio


  • NameChimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • DescriptionNigerian writer
  • BornSeptember 15, 1977
  • CountryNigeria
  • ProfessionWriter; Poet; Teacher
  • WorksPurple Hibiscus; Half Of A Yellow Sun
  • AwardsMacArthur Fellows Program