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Friday, 19 October 2018
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on Melania Trump’s visit to Africa, the Crisis in Masculinity & More at the 2018 edition of Esquire Townhouse
The award-winning novelist, feminist, philanthropist and Harper’s Bazaar Woman of the Year 2017 spoke to Esquire about her illustrious body of work that includes Purple Hibiscus, Half of a Yellow Sun, and last year’s spectacular Dear Ijeawele.
She also spoke on on Melania Trump‘s visit to Africa and why she believes the first lady is a racist, on Identity, US President Donald Trump and the Crisis in Masculinity.
“We don’t ‘do’ race in Nigeria,” Adichie said, explaining the shock of leaving her home country to experience American culture as a student. She recalled an incident when a professor asked who had written an outstanding essay and was surprised when she raised her hand. “He didn’t expect the writer to be black,” she said.