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Why US First Lady Is A Racist – Chimamanda Adichie

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By Toby Prince

Renowned Nigerian author, Chimamanda Adichie, has described United States First Lady, Melania Trump as racist.

Adichie, 41, came to global fame when her Tedx talk “We should all be feminists” was sampled in a Beyonce song.

Since then the talk has been published as a book by Harper-Collins in 2014.

The award-winning writer revealed her sentiment during a recent interview with the international magazine, Esquire UK where she talked about her stance on feminism, Melania Trump’s visit to Africa and racism.

When asked if she thought Melania Trump was racist, she answered in the positive with reference to Melania’s recent visit to Africa. She said:

“Had you asked me this question yesterday, I would have said ‘yes’ and my evidence would be that she supported her husband when he was being incredibly racist to Barack Obama. But I just watched an interview that she gave and I was just appalled by it.

She sort of stepped out of a colonial 1750 guidebook about how to be in Africa. There’s a pith helmet and then I am thinking maybe this is supposed to be ironic? Maybe it is a critique of colonialism. She really thought this is what you do when you go to Africa and it says something about someone who is so removed from reality”.

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