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200 Women is a book and exhibition inspired by a belief that you can’t empower women without listening to their stories. Our subsequent idea was to persuade two hundred women in different parts of the world - whether they be rich or poor, black or white, educated or uneducated, famous or unknown - to sit or stand in front of a plain sheet of fabric and to be photographed and filmed while answering five fundamental questions.
Our goal was not to make a book about just successful and powerful women; those stories are important, but we wanted diversity, and above all, authenticity. Two hundred 'real women', with 'real stories'.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was born in Enugu, Nigeria. A graduate of Eastern Connecticut State University, Johns Hopkins University and Yale University in the United States, Adichie is an award-winning writer whose work has been translated into thirty languages. Her novels include Purple Hibiscus, which won the 2004 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award and the 2005 Commonwealth Writers' Prize; Half of a Yellow Sun, which won the 2007 Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction; and Americanah, which was among The New York Times ten best books of 2013. Adichie was awarded a MacArthur Foundation fellowship in 2008.