In this interview Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie talks about her most recent book “Americannah” . A novel that centers on race,culture, love and class.
I think that as human beings we want to see ourselves reflected in stories. And I think that [Americanah] for many people is a reflection of a story that’s their’s but hasn’t really been told. We haven’t really seen that story in contemporary literature. I think that it makes people uncomfortable, and I find this particularly in the U.S. …I find that American readers, there’s often a defensiveness…
But I also find that for a number of people it’s also a learning, too. The people who said to me that the book made them think differently about things, and I really value that. Lately, I’ve been thinking of the idea of storytelling as a social utility: how we can through telling stories understand one another better.” – Chimamanda Adichie
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Video Credits: Aspen Institute