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.