Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was one of the keynote speakers at the recently concluded annual convention of the National Council of Teachers of English.
The “Americanah” author spoke at the 2018 NCTE on Thursday, November 15, at the opening session.
See excerpts of her speech below.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was, as expected, completely captivating.
— Sarah Schiff (@sarahaschiff) November 17, 2018
So many gems of thought from keynote speaker and author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. For example: “There is something wonderful and affirming about reading about your own reality but it is equally affirming to read about people not like you.” #NCTE18 pic.twitter.com/xOi6KcdqrX
— Bob McBride (@McBrideCats97) November 16, 2018
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was amazing! “Life is messy. Sometimes discomfort opens us up to growth.” Yes! We need to get uncomfortable and talk about racism, sexism, ableism, homophobia, xenophobia, and all forms of discrimination if we want to make change! @ncte #NCTE18 pic.twitter.com/Q8zwq68NMz
— Kerry & Sara’s NCTEscape (@nctescape) November 16, 2018
General Session with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie who speaks on the importance of diversity in literature and teaching students to value themselves. “Any story done well becomes universal” @ncte pic.twitter.com/pDFvRB2XL6
— Ms. Allen The Teacher (@Ms_Allen_BHS) November 15, 2018
— NCTE (@ncte) November 15, 2018