Last week, during her 25 January The Night of Ideas interview in France, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie sparked controversy with her comments on post-colonial theory. When asked her thoughts on it, she said:

Post-colonial theory? I don’t know what it means. I think it’s something that professors made up because they needed to get jobs.

On Twitter, Kenyan poet Shailja Patel, author of Migritude, sent out fourteen tweets reiterating the importance of post-colonial theory.

Read them below.

Shailja Patel. Image from Foreign Policy in Focus.