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Nigerian author Chimamanda Adichie is among the 15 world-leading women featured on the September edition of British Vogue magazine.
The magazine is guest-edited by Duchess Meghan Markle and titled #ForcesForChange.
Other women on the cover alongside Adiche include South Sudanese model, Adut Akech; Somali Boxer, Ramla Ali; American Artist, Laverne Cox; Grownish TV Series Star, Yara Shahidi; New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Arden; women’s rights advocate Salma Hayek Pinault, among others.
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According to the British Vogue, the women on the cover of the September edition of the magazine were personally selected by the Duchess of Sussex, Megan Markle.
The Duchess said in a statement that she had sought to steer the focus of the September issue, usually, the year’s most-read, to “the values, causes and people making an impact in the world today.
She reportedly spent seven months working with British Vogue Editor-in-Chief, Edward Enninful on the issue and took time to select the women to grace the cover of the magazine.
The Duchess of Sussex is the first guest editor of the September issue in the magazine’s 103-year history.
See the cover of the magazine below…
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We are proud to announce that Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Sussex is the Guest Editor for the September issue of @BritishVogue. For the past seven months, The Duchess has curated the content with British Vogue’s Editor-in-Chief Edward Enninful to create an issue that highlights the power of the collective. They have named the issue: “Forces for Change” For the cover, The Duchess chose a diverse selection of women from all walks of life, each driving impact and raising the bar for equality, kindness, justice and open mindedness. The sixteenth space on the cover, a mirror, was included so that when you hold the issue in your hands, you see yourself as part of this collective. The women on the cover include: @AdwoaAboah @AdutAkech @SomaliBoxer @JacindaArdern @TheSineadBurke @Gemma_Chan @LaverneCox @JaneFonda @SalmaHayek @FrankieGoesToHayward @JameelaJamilOfficial @Chimamanda_Adichie @YaraShahidi @GretaThunberg @CTurlington We are excited to announce that within the issue you’ll find: an exclusive interview between The Duchess and former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama, a candid conversation between The Duke of Sussex and Dr Jane Goodall, inspirational articles written by Brené Brown, Jameela Jamil and many others. Equally, you’ll find grassroots organisations and incredible trailblazers working tirelessly behind the scenes to change the world for the better. “Guest Editing the September issue of British Vogue has been rewarding, educational and inspiring. To deep dive into this process, working quietly behind the scenes for so many months, I am happy to now be able to share what we have created. A huge thanks to all of the friends who supported me in this endeavour, lending their time and energy to help within these pages and on the cover. Thank you for saying “Yes!” – and to Edward, thank you for this wonderful opportunity.” – The Duchess of Sussex #ForcesForChange
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