"I actually think there could be another kind of anthem, a more complicated and nebulous anthem that nonetheless loses none of its riot or exuberance, and I love the idea of a gynocentric anthem: I’ve been really interesting in reading and writing such poems."
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Adichie herself writes about Africa, or, about Africa in America. A conflagration of geographies that she subtly and heroically describes. New subjects in the here and now.
When I was informed that my baby would arrive on February 27th of 2009, I wrote it down in my calendar.... I was in fact preoccupied with another deadline: my application for the James Merrill House residency, which was due on January 15th. So when I landed in the hospital on January 3rd because my water broke...