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Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie: Identity matters, in Nigeria I’m Igbo, in America I’m black

6 October 2019

Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie spoke to The Economist’s public policy editor, Sacha Nauta, race, gender and politics at the second annual Open Future Festival.

She spoke about how how her identity is both “internal and external”, depending on where she is and other factors.

Watch the event below.

In response to a question around how she could be seen as a spokesperson for different groups, she recalled thinking when asked to talk about Nigeria, “if only you knew how many people in Nigeria think I’m crazy, then you shouldn’t be asking me to talk about Nigeria”.

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