Former United States secretary of State, Hillary Clinton has updated her Twitter bio in line with her promise to Nigerian author, Chimamanda Adichie at the PEN World Voices Festival.
Themed “Resist and Reimagine” the festival held last week in New York where Adichie had a dialogue with American lawyer and politician, Hillary Clinton on “The future of Women and Girls around the world”
This comes after the organisers of the 2018 PEN World Voices Festival, rated Nigerian writer, Chimamanda Adichies session as their most popular.
In a statement, Suzanne Nossel, CEO of Pen America wrote “We want to thank Chimamanda Adichie for making the closing evening of our 2018 PEN World Voices Festival so memorable and so moving. We put on hundreds of events each year and have been privileged to host many luminaries, but that night was an absolute stand-out along every dimension.
“We cannot imagine anyone else who could have shared a stage with the legendary Hillary Rodham Clinton with as much poise and grace. Her warmth and openness was met in kind, giving us a glimpse of Secretary Clinton that few are fortunate enough to see. “
“We have been inundated with emails from those who attended and were so thankful to witness what has become our most popular and thought provoking session. When we need the very best that the literary community has to offer, we are grateful we can turn to Chimamanda, and she never disappoints.”
Last week, the social media was awash with reactions following Adichie‘s with Mrs Clinton where she sought to know why the former U.S. first lady had “Wife” as the first thing on her Twitter bio.
“In your Twitter account, the first word that describes you is ‘Wife.’ And then I think it’s ‘Mom,’ and then it’s ‘Grandmother,’” Adichie had said, adding that her husband, Bill Clinton does not have “Husband” leading as his Twitter bio.
Explaining why her bio read that way, Clinton talked about the importance of personal relationships, and the fact that women should be able to celebrate both their relationships and their achievements.
“When you put it like that, I’m going to change it,” she told Adichie
Clinton’s Twitter bio now reads: “2016 Democratic Nominee, SecState, Senator, hair icon, Mom, Wife, Grandma x2, lawyer, advocate, fan of walks in the woods & standing up for our democracy.”