Watch “Americanah” author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Engaging Interview on Channel 4 News

Part 1 – Award winning novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie‘s stock is set to rise further with the release of the Hollywood treatment of her Orange prize winning novel ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’. Channel 4 News spoke to the Nigerian author during a visit to the UK.

Part 2 – Award winning African author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie tells Jon Snow why her latest book Americanah mirrors some of the central issues of her own life; race, immigration and the power of hair.

Photo Credit: The Independent UK

40 Comments on Watch “Americanah” author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Engaging Interview on Channel 4 News
  • lol April 19, 2013 at 10:50 am


  • Morning dew April 19, 2013 at 10:59 am

    Intelligent woman doing great things. Xxx

  • Omalicha April 19, 2013 at 11:22 am

    I love reading her books

  • HRS April 19, 2013 at 11:28 am

    Chimamanda is a fab lady. Looking forward to reading Americanah

  • OJO MODUPE(CALEB UNIVERSITY,IMOTA,LAGOS) April 19, 2013 at 11:48 am

    This news item is a gatekeeper theory.By making a choice of which news to relaese and in what other.

  • Runsewe Latifat Ayomide(CALEB UNIVERSITY,IMOTA,LAGOS) April 19, 2013 at 11:56 am

    The financial status of this writer will be boosted and can be managed by a PR personnel in other to restrict the way access is gained and makes sure everything that is in public view passes through the PR personnel.

  • cathy April 19, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    love love chima

  • comment waiting moderation! April 19, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    BN,when will she be feature in ur “BN satuarday celebrities interview”? Tired of them Nollywood and actors them kind of interview

  • comment waiting moderation! April 19, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    She is always on “ghana braid” and her front hair never chop finish,how did she do it?

    • OLA April 19, 2013 at 1:52 pm

      from 7:33 you can deduce that only the cornrows/weaving part is her hair.. this maybe a reason for her preserved front hair

      I’m not sure that she always does Ghana weaving .. However, when I do Ghana weaving, I insist on starting with my hair, that way, I am not pulling on the root. It looks good and it saves my hair

    • Gwen April 19, 2013 at 8:46 pm

      Her cornrows are done with her natural, unprocessed virgin hair. This means that her her is stronger than the permed and bleached hair our ladies like to do in order to have their fake Brazilian weaves……

  • Benson April 19, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    Daughter of a prof.Was in Medical school some years ago at UNN until she change tides.Luv u girl and your books.

  • DR April 19, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    I never enjoyed reading book, I start but never finish. ‘Half of a yellow sun’ was the first novel I finished reading in a short period of time (3days) for someone who doesn’t read, tht was an achievement. I have become so eager to learn about my root and so much more, I now confidently engage in intellectual conversations. Reading is indeed the best way to understanding complexity in our very complex world. Thank you Chimamanda. I look forward to reading Americanah.

  • YS April 19, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    A bright, articulate, intelligent and beautiful Nigerian woman. I love the way she holds her own and airs her views with confidence in interviews. She makes me so proud. 🙂

  • Momo April 19, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    I love this lady! beautiful.. Inspiring. So proud of her!

  • ij April 19, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Good read ,thought provoking, amazing ending

  • junie April 19, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    Absolutely love this woman! She makes me proud to be a Nigerian woman.

  • Sedi Peace Oluwayomi(CALEB UNIVERSITY,IMOTA,LAGOS) April 19, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    This introduces the media,through a communication theory named the two step flow.

  • Runsewe Latifat Ayomide(CALEB UNIVERSITY,IMOTA,LAGOS) April 19, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    This news is operating on the agenda setting theory by helping to fix when it’s fit to watch the movie without letting go of other duties.

  • naturalgurl April 19, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    I love Chimamanda, intelligent. However as a natural(hair), I disagree that hair is political. Hair is being given too much undeserved importance. I am so much more than my hair. I seriously do not care what the “next” person does to their hair. I wear my hair any way which way i want ….naturally…. and I do not care one bit what any one (black or white thinks about how i wear my hair). As someone who has won every single hair style you can think about, who am I to criticise anyone on how they choose to wear their hair. If any woman has a brain like Chimamanda, she can go around bald for all I care.

    • iCrossMyHeart April 23, 2013 at 4:42 am

      Hair is political. The fact that you had to comment to refute her position says more than what you feel. If it is not, you will not reply. How we choose to wear our hair is influenced by the social nuances that surround us and informs our every decision.

      If hair is not political, why do you shave your armpits or your legs or your v-jay-jay?

  • Sedi Peace Oluwayomi(CALEB UNIVERSITY,IMOTA,LAGOS) April 19, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    This news item is a two step flow by giving a review of the movie

  • Anonymous April 19, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    Read the book this past week and its amazing how she writes. She’s brilliant really. Anyone looking to purchase it should definitely do so!

    • Ngum April 21, 2013 at 12:01 am

      I concur. It’s like a 21st century pacesetters novel. Loved it!

  • Thatgidigirl April 19, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    Thanks for defending your sch fees “calebites”

  • Young visionary April 19, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    Poise, intelligent, feminine, confidence, natural radiance, successful, rich, world changer……my kind of woman. I’ll date her

  • S.A April 19, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    Chi nwa mama, we love you gurl, keep doing what you are doing, we are proud of you.

  • salsera April 19, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    yay! another book. love her dress and her figure chai if i could choose a figure size it would be hers

  • OlaOluwayimikaaaa April 19, 2013 at 11:33 pm

  • NNENNE April 20, 2013 at 4:12 am

    Hair is indeed political.
    Americanah is a must read .

  • CHICHI OF NIGERIA April 20, 2013 at 7:11 am

    wow was just tweeting on how I cant wait to start my new read “Americanah”….
    i love her books! She is such a great author! #blackGirlsRock

  • Holy! April 20, 2013 at 11:23 am

    Nothing like someone who is comfortable in their own skin. Breath of fresh air.

  • iba April 20, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    this lady excites me. honestly. cant wait for the film to be released…

  • NYchic April 21, 2013 at 12:09 am

    I am going to name my daughter after this great lady

  • Mabel April 21, 2013 at 3:25 am

    What an annoying interviewer, could he just give her a chance to finish making her points without interrupting every second. I had to stop watching the interview at 3 mins+. I loved her Ted talk and I will definitely purchase this book.

  • Jess April 21, 2013 at 7:50 am

    Love this woman! BN can you post her “everyone should be a feminist” Tedtalk please? Folks need to be educated!

  • Ngum April 21, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    Amazing poise. Many Nollywood actors & actresses could look to her for inspiration.

  • madman April 22, 2013 at 1:00 am

    Now that Achebe is dead…who will give her honest feedback? hmm….African-African feminists writers have done a phenomenal job and great work address this issue… pls deal with other things. Thanks!

  • Mama April 22, 2013 at 10:05 am

    Her accent has not changed… This is what I want to be when I grow up…Yes!

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