Chimamanda Adichie.

Chimamanda Adichie is an inspiration.

“I was also an early writer. And when I began to write, at age seven, I wrote exactly the kinds of stories I was reading. All my characters were white and blue eyed. They played in the snow and ate apples. They talked about the weather, how lovely it was that the sun had come out. Now, this despite the fact that I lived in Nigeria. I had never been outside Nigeria. We didn’t have snow. We ate mangoes. And we never talked about the weather, because there was no need to.
My characters also drank a lot of ginger beer because the characters in the British books I read drank ginger beer. Never mind that I had no idea what ginger beer was.
This demonstrates how impressionable and vulnerable we are in the face of a story, particularly as children. Because all I had read were books in which characters were foreign, I had become convinced that books, by their very nature, had to have foreigners in them, and had to be about things with which I could not personally identify…..”


Read about her here.

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Someone please reanimate Michael Jackson so that he can record this song for me. Thank you.

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