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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Launches Americanah in Washington DC

AmericanahChimamanda Ngozi Adichie was at the Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington DC to read from her latest book, Americanah, and answer questions from the audience.

Adichie reflected on Pan-Africanism, race and feminism, saying that she thinks her generation is more conservative than her parent’s generation. She spoke about her favourite writers, with Chinua Achebe and Derek Walcott topping the list:

Politics & Prose continued its foray into Africanist literature (I recently reviewed an event there with the African travel writer Paul Theroux) this evening. The Nigerian raised and American educated Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie read a selection from her new novel, Americanah and managed to give some pretty interesting responses to questions disguised as fawning statements or personal political polemics.

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