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For three weeks beginning on November 21, Brittle Paper will feature an essay series on feminism titled My Feminism.

The series was inspired, in part, by Chimamanda Adichie. In the past few weeks, the award-winning novelist has made a series of public statements that unleashed a wave of public interest in the politics, practice, and values of feminism. 

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If you recall, Adichie shared a post on Facebook on how to raise a feminist daughter. She distinguished her sense and practice of feminism from that of Beyonce in a recent interview. She also launched a feminism-inspired beauty campaign for Boots cosmetics and even took feminism to the runway in a one-of-a-kind collaboration with Christian Dior.

With these statements, Adichie opened up a fertile ground for some of the most interesting conversations about feminism that we’ve witnessed in a long time. In order to keep the conversation going, Keside Anosike, Wana Udobang, Kola Tubosun, Pearl Osibu, and Ainehi Edoro have agreed to write short essays in which they explore feminism as a powerful idea that inspires us all differently

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We will post two essays a week starting from Monday the 21st.

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Essay 1: Complicating the Significance of Gender by Keside Anosike [read HERE]

Essay 2: The Unwomanly Feminist by Pearl Osibu [read HERE]

Essay 3:  “On the Necessity of Men” by Kola Tubosun [read HERE]

Essay 4: “Remembering to Scream” by Wana Udobang [read HERE]