Read A Book: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie x Zadie Smith At The Schomburg
Award-winning Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie recently sat with fellow author Zadie Smith to discuss her new novel Americanah at the Schomburg Center for Research In Black Culture in New York City. The discussion was propelled by a palpable measure of electricity, mutual admiration and profound respect that found the authors comparing notes on life and talking their way through Ngozi Adichie's creative motivations and literary works. During their efforts to dissect her new novel about love, race, identity and hair, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie revealed a bit about her motivations as a writer, her first impressions of America as a West African, her feelings about being black, some choice thoughts on feminism and more. Check out the video below to watch the full discussion. Purchase Chimamanda Ngozi-Adichie's latest novel Americanah and explore other titles in her catalog via iTunes and Amazon. Learn more about Between The Lines and the Schomburg Center's other programs at nypl.org.