Posts Tagged: Chimamanda Adichie

This Week in Essays

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For the Guardian, Dina Nayeri explores the troubling expectation that immigrants should replace their identity with gratitude. At New York magazine, Bahar Gholipour covers the fine points of dredging up personal history when writing memoir.

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Writer’s Block? These TED Talks May Help

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Aerogramme Writers’ Studio, a website based in Australia, recently compiled a list of “13 Inspirational TED Talks for Writers.” Included are talks by Chimamanda Adichie, Amy Tan, Billy Collins, John Green, and more. With one exception, each talk is twenty minutes or less. Watch them when writer’s block hits or if you’re interested in another […]

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Still with the Scarlet Letters

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Last week journalist Mac McClelland wrote a brutal, exceptional essay for Good where she plainly discussed her experience with PTSD and her desire for violent sex as one means of coping with the atrocities she had witnessed as a human rights reporter. Early in the essay, McClelland writes about being in Haiti. As a Haitian American, […]

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