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…