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vintageanchor:

“I recently spoke at a university where a student told me it was such a shame that Nigerian men were physical abusers like the father character in my novel. I told him that I had recently read a novel called American Psycho, and that it was a shame that young Americans were serial murderers.”  ― Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

vintageanchor:

“I recently spoke at a university where a student told me it was such a shame that Nigerian men were physical abusers like the father character in my novel. I told him that I had recently read a novel called American Psycho, and that it was a shame that young Americans were serial murderers.”

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

(Source: vintageanchorbooks)

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adventuresofcomicbookgirl:

theartofnotwriting:

This is still a thing. Everywhere. (via Phoebe North, “The Problem With Dystopian Romance”)

this basically happened to every single woman I have studied this semester.
SHE DIDN’T REALLY WRITE IT is pretty much ALL the bleating about Perpetua, Kempe, Komnena, Heloise, Bahina Bai 
then with Komnena it was “SHE IS SO HYSTERICAL AND CLEARLY INNACURATE (innacurate history is only important if it’s a woman writing it yo) 
Even Murasaki Shikibu gets hit with this shit.


Just remember, I should order the book some time (it is on my list for ages already :D )

adventuresofcomicbookgirl:

theartofnotwriting:

This is still a thing. Everywhere. (via Phoebe North, “The Problem With Dystopian Romance”)

this basically happened to every single woman I have studied this semester.

SHE DIDN’T REALLY WRITE IT is pretty much ALL the bleating about Perpetua, Kempe, Komnena, Heloise, Bahina Bai 

then with Komnena it was “SHE IS SO HYSTERICAL AND CLEARLY INNACURATE (innacurate history is only important if it’s a woman writing it yo) 

Even Murasaki Shikibu gets hit with this shit.

Just remember, I should order the book some time (it is on my list for ages already :D )

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To anyone interested in literature - a good reading list to start exploring African women’s writing. I specially recommend Adichie and Dangarembga.

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