The prize-winning Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was invited by France’s foreign ministry to appear as guest of honour to the Institut Francais’s cultural event La Nuit des Idées. She was interviewed by the French journalist Caroline Broué. Adichie was asked if there were bookshops in Nigeria. Adichi responded on Facebook to respond to this incident.
We spoke to the Nigerian novelist Abubakar Adam Ibrahim about this during our conversation with him on his latest prize-winning novel Season of Crimson Blossoms. Watch this space for the complete interview.