Chimamanda Adichie Speaks On Some Societal Issues
5 February 2019 Entertainment
Nigerian Novelist, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in an interview with FRANCE 24 has shared her thoughts on feminism, social media and Donald Trump.
The Half of a yellow sun author, while speaking to FRANCE 24’s Sonia Dridi during the first “Night of Ideas” in Washington, said the most challenging issue of our time was critical thinking.
She said:“One of the things I find most concerning is that I think critical thinking is imperial.
I think that we have to be very careful that we don’t lose sight of how important it is to think critically.
I sometimes worry that technology means that we lose sight of empathy. And this evening I talked about how social media can sometimes make us forget that there’s an actual human being on the other end…
I think that the ability to think critially and the ability to feel empathy those are very important”.
Sharing her opinion about social media and its uses, she admitted that she is not a big fan of social media but agreed that it can be a good thing if used right.
Watch full interview below: