Chimamanda Adichie in a recent interview:
“Writing a novel is an emotionally exhausting experience, when writing about the Biafran it’s very normal to fall into despair. Writing is a process of recalling history, I usually cry while writing.”Her face lights up when talking about young writers in Nigeria, “People in Nigeria are writing a lot of fiction, non-fiction, there’s lot of writing going on and a lot more publishing going on, it’s all very exciting.”
Being an attractive, young woman writer from Nigeria, she has had a lot to contend with, but she takes it all in her stride. “Being a female writer comes with a lot of baggage but it doesn’t make me stop, I want to challenge those assumption- a small girl can write a political history,” she says with a fiercely intelligent look in her eyes.
Full interview here