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Greater Minds: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s take on Melania Trump

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie satirised Donald Trump in her short story, The Arrangements. Her perspective on Trump’s wife, Melania, pays homage to Virginia Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway. Both Mrs Dalloway and Adichie’s Melania struggle with unrealised lesbian desires. The title refers to

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Greater Minds: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie rejects censorship

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie gave the Arthur Miller Freedom to Write lecture at the 2015 PEN World Voices festival. She spoke about self-censorship enforced by peer pressure. The festival saw controversy over whether to give a freedom of speech award to

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The Cliché Detector

Now we have a basic framework for the story, standing on the three legs of the story tripod. Before going any further, we need to engage the cliché detector. This is a piece of mental equipment that’s extremely valuable to

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