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Watch Chimamanda Adichie Explain "What Americans Get Wrong about Africa" In This Animated Interview

Chimamanda Adichie talks stereotypes and African representation in an interview with The Atlantic.

When Chimamanda Adicihe speaks, you listen. It's just how life works.


She's long been vocal about the importance of challenging misconceptions about African life. In a new video for The Atlantic, she addresses these stereotypes directly, and stresses the importance of having "African realities" represented in children's stories.

African children deserve to see themselves reflected in the books they read. Watch as Adiche explains why, and more, in the short animated clip below.

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The 8 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Rema, BLK JKS, Tkay Maidza, Ayra Starr and more.

Every week, we highlight the top releases through our best music of the week column.

Here's our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

Follow our SONGS YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS WEEK playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

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Listen to Djembe Monks' New House Single 'Nhliziyo Yam' Featuring Thandy Dhlana

Zimbabwean afro-house collective Djembe Monks' latest single, featuring Thandy Dhlana, is a soothing tribal house dance track (perfect for the heartbroken).