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Chimamanda Adichie Speaks On Identity Issues And Immigration At The Le Monde Festival

Chimamanda Adichie, spoke up about issues surrounding immigration, and her identity at the just concluded Le Monde Festival in Paris.

In an interview with Maryline Baumard, the editor World Africa at the Opera Bastille in Paris, the author opens up about her views on issues surrounding, Immigration, her Identity Donald Trump, Colonialism, Masculinity.

Excerpts

On her Identity

Yes I am Nigerian, yes I am a woman, I am a feminist, yes I am black. But why do we stick a label of identity to those who are not white? I recognize myself as a person. I want to be what I am!She says. ”  Identity comes from something in constant motion: in the United States I am black; in Nigeria, I am not. When I get off the plane in Lagos, I do not think race, I think sex, I think I’m a woman.

On Immigration

The debate around immigration in Europe is really very narrow, shrunken. It is necessary, but the way it is laid is dishonest. He [French president Emmanuel Macron] is trying to demonize people who want only a better life for themselves and their children, whereas he should look at the conditions in Africa, and the why of these conditions. France must talk again about its relations with Africa, talk about colonialism.

On Donald Trump calling African countries s***hole

There are things that are said by people and we do not care! Because we know that it comes from a sidereal vacuum.

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