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Chimamanda Adichie on What Americans Get Wrong About Africa

Feb 20, 2017 | 5 videos
Video by The Atlantic

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is the author of books like Americanah and Half of a Yellow Sun. In this animated interview, the Nigerian-born author describes coming to America for college and being floored by how little her classmates knew about Africa. Cautioning against a single story has become a tenet of her life’s work. “I don't think stereotypes are problematic because they're false. That's too simple,” she says. “Stereotypes are problematic because they're incomplete.”

Authors: Jackie Lay, Daniel Lombroso

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