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'If we valued women, we would not be having the debate' - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie gives her say on the Eighth Amendment

The writer was speaking as part of International Literature Festival.

NIGERIAN WRITER CHIMAMANDA Ngozi Adichie – known widely for her TEDx talk “We should all be feminists” spoke in Dublin last night.

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Speaking at the International Literature Festival Dublin, the writer discussed her work at the opening event at the Convention Centre.

Ngozi Adichie also referenced the ongoing campaign to repeal the Eighth Amendment, saying:

What we need in the world is to grow a culture where we value women. If we valued women as full human beings we would not be having the debate you’re having in Ireland now.”

She was gifted with a few Yes badges after the talk.


Listen, can you blame her? They’re gorge.

The talk was just what some exhausted Yes campaigners needed to lift their spirits.

on fire



It’s safe to say this is a night that people won’t be forgetting any time soon.

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