"I think of myself as a writer, I think of myself as a dreamer and I think what’s interesting . . . is that when you’re sitting there in front of your computer, hoping to write a good sentence, you really don’t remember that you’re black and African, you know, you just think, I want to write a damn good sentence."
In her closing speech for the PEN World Festival, Chimamanda stressed bringing an end to 'dangerous silencing' in American conversation. She made note that Americans are more concerned with being comfortable than knowing + telling the truth, and that we must stop silencing those who try to confront us with the truth.