Three months after its release, it’s clear that Beyoncé’s latest album contains one of her most startling messages yet: Maybe she’s wrong.
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On the list of humans pleased by Beyoncé’s surprise eponymous album—besides all of them—was Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
Adichie’s talk on why “we should all be feminists,” delivered at a TED event in London, is sampled on the album’s 11th track, “***Flawless.” Sampled may be too weak a word, even: The beat’s volume lowers and a full paragraph of Adichie’s can be heard, her message integral to the song’s own.
Being on a Bey track is always good, but it’s particularly good when you have a book to promote. Adichie’s third novel, Americanah, came out earlier this year. Has the book benefited by Beyoncé?
I looked to see if Adichie’s new fame changed the book’s Amazon sales rank. The answer is unambiguously yes—but the story is more interesting than that.
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A chat about what the pop star is up to on her brand-new “visual” release.
The singer’s social media presence combines faux intimacy and calculated messages that make events out of her most normal moments.
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