Subscribe to Newsletter
Monthly Newsletter: Join more than 3,000 African literature enthusiasts!
Subscribe for African literature news, and receive a free copy of our "Guide to African Novels."

Adichie - Style - panatelevision

Chimamanda Adichie chats with Ellah Allfrey, the deputy editor of Granta Magazine. She speaks about where the power of fiction lies, why love stories matter, and how in writing Americanah she essentially writes the book about race that she has always wanted to read.  Also watch out for a funny anecdote she shares of a Lagos dentist who, after having read Half of a Yellow Sun, wrote her an email asking Chimamanda to either stop writing about sex or portraying it as something enjoyable. Cute outfit, by the way.

Tags: , , ,

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.

3 Responses to “VIDEO | Chimamanda Chats With Granta Editor Ellah Allfrey” Subscribe

  1. Dare Kumolu-Johnson 2013/05/24 at 03:10 #

    Love this interview! As Africans, we do have self pride from certain perspectives but not from others. However, we need to be more proud of who we are and everything about our culture when compared to those of the Western world. Nothing wrong with adopting other cultures but ensure you don’t lose yours while doing that.

  2. Jackson Headen 2014/11/26 at 09:08 #

    Good post. I certainly appreciate this website.
    Keep writing!

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. How Keen Are African Novelists on Sex? | Brittle Paper - 2013/06/12

    […] who chided her for writing about sex in Half of a Yellow Sun. Here is how she puts it in a recent interview:  ”This woman wrote me a very lovely email, this woman who is a dentist in Lagos and she […]

Leave a Reply

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.

Monthly Newsletter!

Subscribe for African literature news, and receive a free copy of our
"Guide to African Novels."

Archives

Zukiswa Wanner’s Travel Memoir, Hardly Working, is Adventure-filled and Personal

zukiswa wanner hardly working

  Four years after her fifth novel, London Capetown Joburg, award winning South African writer Zukiswa Wanner has a new […]

Cameroonian Novelist Patrick Nganang Details His Experience at Kondengui Central Prison

patrick nganang (1)

A few weeks ago, we reported that Cameroonian novelist Patrick Nganang was remanded in prison, following an article he wrote […]

Zahrah Nesbit-Ahmed Charts an Epic Adventure into African Books

Zahrah Nesbit-Ahmed

Zahrah Nesbit-Ahmed truly has a heart spellbound by books. The brilliant curator of Bookshy blog recently shared the road map […]

Angels and Muse | Artsy Co-working Space Opens in Lagos

Ehikhamenor angels and muse (1)

Award-winning artist and writer Victor Ehikhamenor has always given us the gift of beautiful art. But his latest project, Angels […]

WATCH | Nnedi Okorafor in HBO’s Afro-Futurism Documentary

nnedi okorafor afrofuturism black panther

For the past few months, fans have been connecting the dots between Afro-futurism and the Black Panther superhero movie. So […]

Adichie’s New Nigerian Publisher, Narrative Landscape Press, Is Releasing Box Sets of Wax-Print Cover Designs of Her Books

The Thing Around Your Neck

Dear Nigeria-based Adichie fans, this news is for you! Your favorite Adichie books are being reissued in iconic Ankara (wax-print) […]

Thanks for signing up!

Never miss out on new posts. Subscribe to a digest, too:

No thanks, I only want the monthly newsletter.