Nigerian Chimamanda Adichie has long made her mark as a distinct political voice. Both in her novels and her small non-fiction books We Should All Be Feminists and Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions, Adichie addresses issues of power, violence, independence and the role of literature in understanding and expanding one’s view of the world. Hear her in conversation with cultural editor of Morgenbladet, Ane Farsethås.
The conversation took place at the House of Literature on October 25, 2017.
Lithouse is a podcast from the House of Literature in Oslo, presenting adapted versions of lectures and conversations featuring international writers and thinkers. Music by Apothek.
In this episode, Nazmi Al-Jubeh, historian and archeologist at Birzeit Univeristy, and Hind Khoury, former Minister for Jerusalem Affairs for the Palestinian Authorities, talk about the current situation in Jerusalem, following the 2014 Gaza war, reflecting openly on the situation for Palestinians in Jerusalem under occupation, and the shortcomings of the Palestinian Authorities. Leading the conversation is senior researcher at the Peace Research Institute Oslo, Marte Heian-Engdal. The Palestinian poet Jehan Bseiso also reads her poem Hashtag Gaza. The conversation took place at the House of Literature March 6th, 2017, as part of the 2017 Saladin Days, focusing on Jerusalem.