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Adichieとビヨンセ

 


60年代後半のビアフラの悲劇を取り上げた『半分のぼった太陽』という映画が夏に公開されるようです。80年代のバンドエイドがエチオピアの危機を前に結成されたように、この悲劇をきっかけに国境なき医師団が設立されたそうです。Americanahで知った作家ですが、今ちょうどこの本を読み始めたところです。


Half of a Yellow SunHalf of a Yellow Sun
(2007/01)
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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ポップカルチャー的にはビヨンセが彼女のTEDトークを曲にしたことが話題になっているようです。

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie On The TEDx Talk Beyonce Sampled And Why We Should Forget Feminism's 'Baggage'

Posted: 03/06/2014 3:53 pm EST Updated: 03/19/2014 5:59 pm EDT


"Feminist: A person who believes in the social, political and economic equality of the sexes."

This line is most famous for being in the middle of Beyonce's "Flawless," but before we were associating those words with Queen Bey, they were spoken by Nigerian author and activist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie during an April 2013 TEDx talk.

The 36-year-old novelist was born and raised in Nigeria, where she lives with her husband, after spending many years in the United States completing an undergraduate and two Master's degrees. Ngozi is best known for her books -- Half of a Yellow Sun (which was adapted into a film that will be released this summer) and the critically praised Americanah, which was named one of the New York Times Book Review's best books of 2013.

And now of course, people have been praising Adichie for bringing feminist activism into mainstream pop culture. (She is also quite vocal on other social issues, including being an outspoken opponent of Nigeria's anti-gay legislation.)






記事では前向きに答えてくれていますが、動画インタビューでは乗り気ではなさそうです。


Friday, 11 April 2014
Chimamanda: Beyonce is helping feminist talk

Chimamanda: Beyonce is helping feminist talkChimamanda Ngozi Adichie thinks more women are talking about feminism because of Beyonce.Chimamanda: Beyonce is helping feminist talkChimamanda Ngozi Adichie thinks more women are talking about feminism because of Beyonce.The Nigerian novelist, whose TED talk about women being expected to aspire to marriage, was sampled on Beyonce's track 'Flawless', thinks the 'XO' hitmaker is inspiring.">nda Ngozi Adichie thinks more women are talking about feminism because of Beyonce.

The Nigerian novelist, whose TED talk about women being expected to aspire to marriage, was sampled on Beyonce's track 'Flawless', thinks the 'XO' hitmaker is inspiring.

She told The Times newspaper: ''Because of Beyonce many young women are talking about feminism and hopefully young men because she has such a following.''



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