Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on what Americans get wrong about Africa (Video)

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on what Americans get wrong about Africa
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is vocal about many things and African literature ranks highly on that list.

The Nigerian author, in a video by The Atlantic, says without enough local alternatives, African children have to read books that don’t portray realities they can identify with.

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The daughter of a university professor, Adichie grew up “surrounded by books” in the Nsukka campus of the University of Nigeria, one of Nigeria’s oldest colleges and early on, she noticed a startling problem: “The children’s books that I read, and I think this is true for many other young children in countries that were formerly colonized, didn’t reflect my reality.”

Read more: Chimamanda Adichie says there aren’t enough children’s books based on African realities — Quartz

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