Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie posted a photo of herself with Wole Soyinka on Instagram yesterday, describing him as her “guiding light.” The photo, taken by Eghosa Imasuen, has her in a dress by Lagos-based clothing store Heritage, with a handmade bag by Y’ray Designs.
While her nieces run her Instagram, this post seems to have been made by her. Here’s what she wrote:
You are, for me, a guiding light:
Your courage. The ease with which you inhabit your skin, speaking your mind, unburdened by apology.
Your kindness and humour.
Your utter coolness.
The urgent, terse poetry of The Man Died, the exuberance of Ake; your faith in possibility, in adventure, in progress.
Yes indeed, ‘the mindless ones are neither the total sum nor the true face of humanity.’
Thank you, Prof.,