On Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Invisible Identities, And Weaponized Fragility

And against machete attacks

Everyone should read “It Is Obscene: A True Reflection In Three Parts,” the essay posted online Tuesday by the superstar Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. It’s an instant classic that appears to be resonating with a lot of people.

The essay culminates in a searing indictment of certain corners of our culture, but to get there Adichie first tell…

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