Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie delivers a Keynote Speech at 2018 Inbound Conference in Boston

Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was one of the keynote speakers at the recently held 2018 Inbound Conference in Boston.

She wrapped up the conference on Friday, the 7th of September with a powerful speech that had people talking on social media. Inbound features four days of inspiring talks from various speakers.

For the event, Chimamanda stayed true to her plan of repping Nigerian designers by wearing a chic top from Style Temple and a skirt from Wuman brand.

See highlights of her speech below.



“Just because something can be done doesn’t mean that’s the only way it can be done.” -Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie



“Identity shapes the way the world interacts with us and as such, it shapes the way we interact with the world.” -Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie



“It’s equally important to read about people who are not like you.” -Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie



“Never admire quietly.” -Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Ngoc-Tran Vu@TranzSonic

I believe that stories can change minds. I believe that stories can take away dignity and stories can restore dignity. -Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie @INBOUND

Meaghan Corson@MeaghanCorson

“Just because something has been done a certain way doesn’t mean it’s the only way it can be done.” Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Award-Winning Novelist, shared amazing words of wisdom with such grace. Wonderful speaker!

Rani Wise Co.@raniwiseco

“The problem is not blackness because blackness is beautiful. The problem is the stereotypes American society has imposed on blackness.” Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie at

Krista Elliott@elliottkrista

Last session: listening to the inspiring Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. “In this society, white maleness is seen as the norm. When they write about white male things, we think of those stories as universal. But really ALL stories should be universal.”

Holly Chessman@HollyChessman

I want to hear stories about people who don’t look like me and I want to hear people I disagree with -Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


“Too many men feel that they have a right to women’s bodies. No she doesn’t have to give you a reason for saying no.” Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie at

toria rainey@raineywrites

“Patriarchy is an old habit. Like old habits, it will take a long time to die—but we can hasten its demise by telling a different story.” -Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


“Knowing that I have blind spots makes me want to learn more.” is wrapping up on a powerful note with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s keynote speech. @INBOUND @HubSpot

Alexis Dionne@Alexis_Dionne08

“I wonder where we would be if all parents read their children books about people that don’t always look like them.” – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


There’s nothing a woman shouldn’t be because she’s a woman. There’s nothing a man should be because he’s a man. – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie .

Yulia Kryval@july_never_lie

“In many situations laugh not from humor but because of discomfort.” – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie at @INBOUND



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