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Interviewer asks Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: 'Are there bookshops in Nigeria?'

Half of a Yellow Sun novelist tells French journalist that the question caters to a ‘wilfully retrograde idea’ of African difference

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has hit out at a “deliberate, entitled, tiresome, sweeping, base ignorance about Africa” after she was asked by a French interviewer if there were bookshops in Nigeria.

The prize-winning Nigerian novelist was invited by France’s foreign ministry to appear as guest of honour at the Institut Francais’s cultural event La Nuit des Idées. Interviewed by the French journalist Caroline Broué, Adichie was asked if there were bookshops in Nigeria.

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Source: gad