Award-winning Nigerian Author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, popularly known for her Novels ‘Half of A Yellow Sun’ and ‘Americanah’, was one of the keynote speakers at the National Council of English Teachers which held on Thursday, November 15, 2018, in the US.
The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) is a United States professional organization which is dedicated to “improving the teaching and learning of English and the language arts at all levels of education.
The prolific writer spoke at the opening session.
See excerpts of her speech as captured by some participants below.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was, as expected, completely captivating.
— Sarah Schiff (@sarahaschiff) November 17, 2018
So many gems of thought from keynote speaker and author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. For example: “There is something wonderful and affirming about reading about your own reality but it is equally affirming to read about people not like you.” #NCTE18 pic.twitter.com/xOi6KcdqrX
— Bob McBride (@McBrideCats97) November 16, 2018
“There is something wonderful and affirming about seeing yourself reflected in literature, reading what is familiar, but it is equally important to read about the realities that do not belong to you, the stories that are not familiar.” @AdichieSpeaks #NCTE18 pic.twitter.com/jvU0WStbzF
— Julia E. Torres (@juliaerin80) November 15, 2018
General Session with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie who speaks on the importance of diversity in literature and teaching students to value themselves. “Any story done well becomes universal” @ncte pic.twitter.com/pDFvRB2XL6
— Ms. Allen The Teacher (@Ms_Allen_BHS) November 15, 2018
— Toni Rose Deanon (@classroomflex) November 15, 2018
— NCTE (@ncte) November 15, 2018