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(c) Ian Williams for National Post

Chimamanda says she is drawn to art that reminds her of home.

Listen to the podcast below to see why Flavour’s hit track “Ashawo” and Ben Enwonwu’s “Tutu” conjure up, for her, thoughts and images of home.

There’s no reason why you wouldn’t have heard Flavour’s hit track, but I’ve gone ahead and included the video (and Enwonwu’s Tutu) just in case.

Can you guys seriously picture Chimamanda singing along to Flavour’s music: “Sawa sawa sawa le, sawa sawa sawa le, ashawo?” I actually can 🙂 “Flavour,” she says, “makes me want to dance.”

Have a lovely weekend! Thanks to everyone for such a great week here on Brittle Paper—your visits, your facebook and twitter shares, your comments.

Muah!

 

Flavour – Nwa Baby (Ashawo Remix) [Official Video]

Tutu by Ben Enwonwu

Enwonwu - Tutu

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I hold a doctorate in English from Duke University and recently joined the Marquette University English faculty as an Assistant Professor. I love teaching African fiction and contemporary British novels. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where I play and experiment with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

2 Responses to “Awwww…Chimamanda On Why She Adores Flavour’s “Ashawo”” Subscribe

  1. Oludipe Oyin Samuel 2013/08/31 at 15:09 #

    🙂 Chimamanda just keeps…pulling stunts. Yes really: one of those good writers who refuse to behave like ‘writers’

  2. Nancy Henaku 2013/09/04 at 14:58 #

    reading Samuel’s comment, I can’t help wondering how a writer is expected to behave….

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