Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieNigerian-born Adichie is the author of three novels, most recently the critically acclaimed Americanah . The book describes the affecting journey of a Nigerian woman who takes her chances in America as an emigrant, not because of poverty or hunger in her homeland, but to escape what she calls the “oppressive lethargy of choicelessness.” The book is also a penetrating discourse on what it means to be black and how views of identity differ between African Americans and American Africans. In addition to her brilliant storytelling skills, Adichie has stepped into the realm of politics with her TED talk called “We Should All Be Feminists,” said to have inspired the Beyoncé song “Flawless” and various opinion pieces.
Samir AminAmin is an Egyptian political economist who has written over 30 books on the political economics of development, as well as many analyses of Arab and African economies. Much of his work focuses on the relationship between developed and underdeveloped countries. An avowed Marxist, he believes capitalism is an invidious force that monopolizes commercial power, strangling growth in the developing world. Amin studied in Paris in the 1940s and ’50s, where he received […]