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Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Chimamanda Adichie lines up the homophobic arguments and knocks them down one by one

We’ve seen a range of responses from African intellectuals to the crisis of homophobia, especially in states that are planning  oppressive anti-gay laws As well as Binyavanga Wainaina, several Nigerian intellectuals have also weighed in. Yesterday was Chimamanda Adichie’s turn, and she made a very important contribution.

Friday, January 31st, 2014

When Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie met Sweden

Last Sunday the Göteborg International Film Festival and International Writers’ Stage Gothenburg co-hosted a conversation between Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Swedish film critic Jannike Åhlund (JÅ). It got weird quickly.

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Thandie Newton cast in film about Biafran War. Critics: she’s “bi-racial” and “not Igbo”

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.

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

Fela In The Low Countries

The “Fela! The Musical” craze hasn’t reached the Low Countries (yet), but that doesn’t stop Dutch ZAM Magazine from including in its latest issue some old, but previously unpublished pictures, of Fela in Paris shot by Anton...

Saturday, June 26th, 2010

“… Nationalism expands as your country loses (in football)”

In the video below (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...

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

On the Stories We Tell About Africa

‘… 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...

Saturday, October 24th, 2009

Film / New Documentary on Wole Soyinka

“Wole Soyinka: Child of the Forest,” director Akin Omotoso’s documentary film on the writer and activist Wole Soyinka will finally show here in New York City. On Friday, November 27, at 8pm. Logistics Akin, a South African...