Chimamanda Adichie

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THINGS LEFT UNSAID: CHIMAMANDA ADICHIE REVIEWS ‘THERE WAS A COUNTRY’ BY CHINUA ACHEBE

Nigeria, at independence from British rule in 1960, was called the Giant of Africa. With a large population, an educated elite and many natural resources, especially oil, Nigeria was supposed to fly the flag of democratic success. It did not, and it is clear now, in retrospect, that it could not possibly have done so. … Continue reading

CHIMAMANDA ADICHIE: ‘HOW WILL HISTORY DEPICT THE AFRICAN WOMAN?’

How will history depict the African woman? That is the question Chimamanda Adichie explored as she spoke at the Royal African Society’s first annual literary festival in London. Africa’s leading literary voice and one of Forbes’ Youngest Power Women in Africa, Adichie reflected on five momentous decades of an African literary culture, saying, “Africans must … Continue reading

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