exclusive interview: chimamanda (2)

This is the second installment with the celebrated Nigerian author Chimamanda. In the first installment she talked about her depression. In this second article she talks about (among other) about the issue of hair, original hair, artificial hair and self-esteem. 

Published by


I enjoy reading about Africa. New books. Old books. By African writers. By non-African writers. Novel. History. Travel. Biographies. Autobiographies. Politics. Colonialism. Poetry.

4 thoughts on “exclusive interview: chimamanda (2)

      1. The issues which she discusses are,the discrimination that Africans face at the hands of seemingly ignorant Americans, especially to do with hair and the way we educate ourselves. Like in her novels, Purple Hibiscus and Half of a Yellow Sun, she presents two sides of education in Africa, and she then lets the reader choose which one is preferable. In addition to that, she does make an interesting point about feminism in the African culture


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.