Zimbabwean-Brit actress Thandi Newton (credits: Crash, Mission Impossible ) choice as a female lead in the screen adaptation of Chimamanda Adichie’s novel “Half of a Yellow Sun” has some people upset.
In the video above (filmed in Nigeria by anthropologist Jesse Shipley) Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie goes on about “… how nationalism expands as your country loses.” This the short version of an argument Adichie had made earlier in an op-ed for The (UK) Guardian about how for her at least Africa becomes a country […]
‘… The problem isn’t really the stories that are being told or which stories are being told. The problem really is the terms of humanity that we’re willing to bring to complicate every story.’ A recent comment from reader Justin Kraus reminds me that I’ve been meaning to post this brilliant talk from Chris Abani. […]