Adichie and Emezi: ignore the noise, pay attention to the conversation

The recent media furore surrounding the “feud” between the celebrated Nigeria-born African diaspora writers Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Akwaeke Emezi conflates issues too easily. The very public disagreement began when Adichie presented her views on transgender women – or transwomen – in an interview in 2017. Rather than…