TAVIS SMILEY | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Posted on : October 8, 2014
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Posted by : Sade Wilkins
  
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Tonight on PBS I’m joined by acclaimed Nigerian-born novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, whose novels including “Americanah” for which she won the National Book Critics Circle Award and “Half of a Yellow Sun” deal with the intersection of race and identity. “Half of a Yellow Sun” is now a motion picture starring Chiwetel Ejiofor and Thandie Newton and can currently be seen on various Starz channels.

In this clip Adichie talks about a concept she calls “willful forgetting” which allows us to ignore issues with which we are uncomfortable.

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