Literature

10 Things We Learned From Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Trevor Noah’s Discussion at PEN World Voices Festival

Last night Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Trevor Noah’s debated American politics, the complexities of race and more. Here are the highlights.

NEW YORK CITY—Last night’s hottest ticket in NYC was a talk between two of the world’s biggest African stars, Daily Show host Trevor Noah, of South Africa and the literary queen Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, of Nigeria. We snagged a seat at the discussion, part of The PEN World Voices Festival, to hear the two discuss straddling multiple cultural identities and their new books—for Adichie, Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions and for Noah, his memoir, Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood.

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