adichie Ian Willms for National Post

In addition to wanting to write a traditional love story and write the kind of novel about race she’d always wanted to read, Chimamanda gives us yet another reason why she wrote Americanah. It’s her “Fuck-You Novel.”

Watch the recent Huff Post interview to see what she means. You also won’t have to wonder any more what Chimamanda thinks of Obama and Lupita.

Enjoy!

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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.

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