World-renowned Nigerian writer, Chimamanda Adichie was in Paris on Thursday, Jan 25 for the 2018 edition of the ‘Night Of Ideas’ (Nuit Des Idees) and while there, she schooled an interviewer who made an ignorant comment about Nigeria.
Ms. Adichie launched the third Night Of Ideas which held at the Quai d’Orsay in Paris. During the event, an interviewer asked Chimamanda if Nigerians read her books and when she replied in the affirmative, the interviewer asked another question that was so ignorant, to say the least.
“Do they have libraries in Nigeria?” the interviewer asked.
Chimamanda replied: “I think it reflects poorly on France that you asked that question.”
An African Twitter user resident in France gave an update of the interview via her Twitter newsfeed.
The theme for this year’s Night of Ideas was ‘Power to the imagination’. Guests from diverse backgrounds gathered to discuss the theme all across the five continents. Chimamanda also spoke on other topics, like Immigrants.