Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie makes history as the first woman to grace the cover of Port Magazine – a publication which until now, was predominantly a men’s magazine featuring only accomplished men on their covers.
The superstar author was photographed by Mamadi Doumbouya for the iconic issue which hits newsstands in mid-April.
In an Interview session with MAGCULTURE, Dan Crowe, The editor of PORT MAGAZINE made it known the reason behind Chimamanda being the cover woman in a known to be Men’s Magazine,
“Why publish your first woman cover star now? Should we regard this as a significant shift or a one-off?”
“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 woman 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.”
For the cover story of Port issue 22, Launching on 19th April, the Spring/Summer 2018 issue– featuring writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie she met Catherine Lacey in Washington DC to discuss her extraordinary books, the complexity of recent gender movements and to give a hint at a next big project.
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