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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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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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  1. Spotlight on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie | africa39 - 2014/05/12

    […] 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. […]

  2. Adichie interview: why Americanah is her “fuck you novel” | africannovel2016 - 2016/01/26

    […] http://brittlepaper.com/2014/03/video-adichie-lupita-obama-fuckyou […]

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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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