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Video: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Speaks About the Power and the Danger of Beauty, and of Hair

AmericanahBrittle Paper has shared a video from the Louisiana Channel of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author of Americanah, speaking about beauty in her life and in her fiction.

In the video, Adichie speaks about how she understood beauty as a child and how her ideas about what is beautiful have changed as she has matured.

Adichie says that hair that “grows up” is not typically typified as beautiful. In Americanah, she looked at hair and beauty and culture. She says it is a little whimsical at times, but is important to her.

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