Ask Anyway

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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"If you don’t understand, ask questions. If you’re uncomfortable about asking questions, say you are uncomfortable about asking questions and then ask anyway."

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (1977-) is a Nigerian writer. She is the author of Purple Hibiscus (2003), Half of a Yellow Sun (2006), Americanah (2013), and the book-length essay We Should All Be Feminists (2014).

She has received numerous awards and distinctions, including the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction (2007), the MacArthur Foundation 'genius' grant (2008), the Global Hope Coalition's Thought Leadership Award (2018) and the UN Foundation Global Leadership Award (2019).

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Nikol Chen (she/her)

Digital Content Manager, Laidlaw Foundation

Hello! My name is Nikol and I look after the Laidlaw Scholars Network.

I am originally from Kazakhstan and I studied Human Sciences at UCL. My final research explored the potential effects of design on patient wellbeing in hospitals, and I also took modules such as Ethnographic Documentary Filmmaking, Anthropology of the Built Environment, Art in the Public Sphere, and other less interesting-sounding things :)

Drop me a line if you have any questions about the site, or if you'd just like to chat! I am always down to meet interesting people, so let's get [virtual] coffee ☕️