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Friday, June 08, 2007

It happens that Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has more things going for her than winning the Orange Prize last Wednesday. She is politically frank. Hear her "What I find problematic is the suggestion that when, say, Madonna adopts an African child, she is saving Africa. It's not that simple. You have to do more than go there and adopt a child or show us pictures of children with flies in their eyes. That simplifies Africa. If you followed the media you'd think that everybody in Africa was starving to death, and that's not the case; so it's important to engage with the other Africa."

She challenged the media-driven, Hollywood-promoted stereotypes of Africa and Africans. I wouldn’t comment too much on her views rather than say I agree with them. She and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (
in this video) dragged me (temporarily) out of my blog-hibernation. I just want to say…….preach it girls, preach it.