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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie sure knows how to work her way around a story. But her fans also know her to be a fashion goddess. As part of Vanity Fair’s spring style portfolio, Adichie was photographed in Washington by celebrity photographer Patrick Demarchelier. She is wearing a gorgeous print dress while rocking her signature hairstyle.

We are definitely down for this. Titled the “Style Stars Set to Rule 2017,” the issue will also feature actors Michael Shannon, Kritsten Dunst and ballet dancer, Eric Underwood.

While she definitely makes our list of style queens, Adichie also reminded us of what she is at heart — a writer, adding another accolade to her wealth of achievements. She was recently inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters, an elite commune of influential figures in the sphere of American art.

She becomes the first Nigerian woman to receive this honor and the second Nigerian overall, after Wole Soyinka in 1986. She joins the 250-person academy as a honorary inductee alongside British writer, Zadie Smith.

Alongside the fourteen American inductees this year, they will be part of the prestigious organization, the membership of which is seen by many as a peak in the career of an artist.

We’re behind you, girl. Keeping on rocking that African glow.

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I hold a doctorate in English from Duke University and recently joined the Marquette University English faculty as an Assistant Professor. I love teaching African fiction and contemporary British novels. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where I play and experiment with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

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