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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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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.

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  1. Spotlight on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie | africa39 - May 12, 2014

    […] Adichie on Lupita, Obama, and her Fuck-You Novel (March 2014) in which she discusses ambition, the weight of literary responsibility, and her wanting to write a love story. […]

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