Watch Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie talks about the Black Experience in America and Transgender Women at the New Yorker Festival

Writer and activist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was a guest at the annual The New Yorker Festival, where she sat with David Remnick to discuss being black in America.

She discussed writing “Americanah,” how she wanted to not follow the rules, how she wanted to write about her take on America.

“Much of the writing about race I just found to be dishonest,” she said, adding that a lot of them were ideological, erasing social construction.

She also discussed being surprised by the blow-back she received after saying there is a difference between trans-women and women who are born female.

Watch the discussion below;


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