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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.

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Ainehi Edoro is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she teaches African literature. She received her doctorate at Duke University. She is the founder and editor of Brittle Paper and series editor of Ohio University Press’s Modern African Writer’s imprint.

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

  1. Dare Kumolu-Johnson May 24, 2013 at 3:10 am #

    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 November 26, 2014 at 9:08 am #

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

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    […] 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 […]

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