1. Humanising History & Connecting Cultures: The role of literature


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    Acclaimed award-winning author and author of 'Half of a Yellow Sun' Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie reflects on the role of literature in conversation with Ellah Allfrey, deputy editor of Granta Magazine. Listen to the podcast of the full event including audience Q&A: http://www.thersa.org/__data/assets/file/0008/1457306/20130410ChimamandaNgoziAdichie.mp3 Follow the RSA on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/thersaorg Like the RSA on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thersaorg Our events are made possible with the support of our Fellowship. Support us by donating or applying to become a Fellow. Donate: http://www.thersa.org/support-the-rsa Become a Fellow: http://www.thersa.org/fellowship/apply

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    • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - 'Why Are We Surprised? Thoughts on Nigeria’s Past, Present and Future'


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      Uppsala, Sweden, 15 October 2012 Throughout 2012, the Nordic Africa Institute will celebrate its 50th anniversary – 50 years with Africa in focus. The celebrations in Uppsala took place in October to coincide with the inauguration of the institute’s new premises in the Botanical Gardens. Moderator: Simon Stanford, journalist and filmmaker

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      • Chimamanda Adichie: The right to tell your story


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        ”A strong woman is not something I find remarkable, it’s something that I find normal.” Interview with the acclaimed Nigerian writer Chimamanda Adichie about the power of writing against violence and war. Writer Chimamanda Adichie talks about having an inquisitive mind and explains how she has always felt the need to read and write. Even as a child Adichie felt a passionate interest in history and in human character. In this interview she talks of war, religion, skin color and love: ”I’m a believer in love. Love can heal.” Although she feels furious about some of the things people do and say, she explains: ”I try to pretend that I’m cynical and sarcastic, but deep down I’m just a hopeless romantic.” Realistic fiction demands that you make your characters round, even though they are flat and simple in real life Adichie says, and goes on to explain how she feels guilty when exposing real people in her books, because they are unable to answer back. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (b.1977) was born in southeastern Nigeria but moved to the US to attend College. In 2003 she completed a masters degree in creative writing, and in 2008 she received an MA in African studies from Yale University. Adichie published poems, plays and short stories before publishing her first novel 'Purple Hibiscus' in 2003. Her big break through was with her second novel 'Half a yellow sun' from 2006, about the Nigerian-Biafran War. In 2013 she published her third book 'Americanah'. Chimamanda Adichie was interviewed by Synne Rifbjerg at Louisiana Literature 2011 Edited by Kamilla Bruus Produced by Marc-Cristoph Wagner Stills: Andreas Johnsen Copyright: Louisiana Channel, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2013. Meet more artists at http://channel.louisiana.dk/ Louisiana Channel is a non-profit video channel for the Internet launched by the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in November 2012. Each week Louisiana Channel will publish videos about and with artists in visual art, literature, architecture, design etc. Read more: http://channel.louisiana.dk/about Supported by Nordea-fonden.

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        • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The danger of a single story


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          Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.

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          • My Poetic Eye- Feminism


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            Over the past week or so I was given the task to produce a film poem using only web based archive material and a written personal narrative/poem reflecting on national and international events. Reflecting and narrating the world around me and repossessing these archive images. I was greatly influenced by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and her speech on Feminism in Africa and the world.

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            • the danger of the single story_


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