Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: ‘Hair Is Political’

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: ‘Hair Is Political’

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’. We speak to the Nigerian author during a visit to the UK.


  1. I.wouldnt mind acting in one of her films….films. wi
    th right knowledge and logics.

  2. I would like to know if this journalist talks over all his guests like this, or if he feels more comfortable talking over her because she’s a black woman.

  3. It’s so frustrating when Jon Snow is constantly interrupting her!! Let her speak, jeeez

  4. I feel sorry for her that he just does not get the point. A lot of work still has to be done on this topic…Americanah a first step to deconstruct Western ideal of beauty

  5. After all your education,you deny colour blindness.How do call a brown or yellow  complexioned person black?

  6. She’s fabulously smart, intelligent,  ( yes there is a difference,)  so very self possessed,  and beautiful.  She also talks about things that the African American woman cannot broach,  or chooses not to.

  7.  the  hair convo with this staunch british man   made le laugh a bit I have read both americanah and half of yellow sun.. and they were amazing, honest in their simplicity and bold in observation. its really refreshing to have this African female voice in our times

  8. Love the way Jon snow interacts with interviewees. Him, crishnan guru Murphy and of course sir Trevor McDonald are by far the best we have in uk journalism

  9. OMGGGG Jon Snow! She cant even get a sentence out without you interrupting. We don’t want to hear what you have to say, we are interesting in what SHE has to say.

  10. I’m about to box this white guy the next time he interrupts Chimamanda… rude and unprofessional

  11. Lol…I’m laughing. In Africa there are loads of hairstyles. This hairstyle is simple ??? I love it tho?

  12. I was bothered by the interrupting too, but I really got the feeling that it was not ill intended. I think he was interested in what she was saying and wanted to know more, keep the conversation going. And she was great like always.

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