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By Eromosele Patrick Eidusi

Nigerian Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is the latest cover star for the new issue of Port Magazine, making her the first woman to ever appear on the cover.

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The magazine was launched in 2011 as the magazine for men.

The cover story for the biannaual style magazine for man was written by Catherine Lacey, and Photos were taken by Mamadi Doumbouya.

The new issue, Port’s 22nd will be out on newsstands in Mid-April.

Talking about putting a woman on the cover for the first time ever, Editor Dan Crowe says:

“We launched as the magazine for men and while we’ve dropped that tagline (as it started to seem quite militant), we initially ran with accomplished men on the cover who we felt were under considered by our youth-obsessed media. After we had established our brand and made this point, we chose to exercise more freedom.

“We had wanted to feature the novelist Chimamanda Adichie for a while, but it took a long time to arrange. We’ll be featuring more women and a younger guy (now that we’ve bucked the trend) from time to time in the future. But we will always have time for the iconic men associated with Classic Port covers.”

In the issue, Chimamanda talks about her extraordinary books, the complexity of recent gender movements and her next big projects

Speaking about choosing Chimamanda, the magazine wrote, “the writer Chmamanda Ngozi Adiche is one of the foremost intellectual voices in the United States today. The author of Half of a Yellow sun, Purple Hibiscus and Americanah – as well as of one of the most viewed Ted talks in the organization’s history that was featured in a Beyoncé song – Adichie transcends the barriers between literature, art and music.”

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