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:

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You are, for me, a guiding light:

Your courage. The ease with which you inhabit your skin, speaking your mind, unburdened by apology.

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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.,

CNA.