Too glamorous for publication – Chimamanda releases rejected pictures
Globally-acclaimed author, Nigeria’s Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, was left in a state of bemusement recently when an international magazine classified her photographs as too glamorous and consequently rejected them for publication.
Chimamanda, renowned for her collection of works, including Half of a Yellow Sun, Purple Hibiscus, Americanah, among others, had been approached to do a cover picture for the magazine, whose name she did not give.
“It was a cover shoot for an international magazine. Or it was supposed to be,” she wrote on her Instagram page.
“The magazine rejected the photos. They didn’t want me ‘looking too glamorous,’ they said. And so the cover didn’t happen.
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“What does one do with rejected photos but show them anyway, primarily for the vanity-boosting benefits 🤷🏾♀️ of such an act, but also to celebrate and thank these talented people in Lagos,” she added.
The delectable author went ahead to give full credit to the production crew which handled the shoot. Photographer: @mannyjefferson Stylist: @zinkata1 Hair: @tasalahq Makeup: @bregha
Production manager: @kingebuka Nails: Victoria Obot, Top and Earrings: Christian Dior.
Finally, she capped it with the hashtag, #rejectedphotos