Americanah author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on Rob Ford’s drug allegations, and how great it is to ask Canadians about their corrupt governments.
“I am very excited. Can I just say, do you know how wonderful it is to be a Nigerian who is so used to being asked about the corrupt governments in your country, and then I come to Canada, and what do I hear? The mayor has been smoking crack with his drug dealers. And then somebody in the prime minister’s government signed a cheque illegally. I’m just like, ‘Yes, I love that.’ Because now I can ask Canadians, ‘So tell me about the corruption in your government.’ I heard about it yesterday and I just thought it was surreal. I think even more amusing is the video, and now the two men who made the video have disappeared and there is crowdfunding to pay them. So now I’m thinking; they disappeared, so are they still alive? Have they been coated in cement and dumped in the sea? The mayor of the main city in Canada. What?! I think it’s fantastic so I’m going to spend a lot of time on the internet reading up.”
Listen to The Arcade podcast next week for our full interview with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Subscribe to The Arcade on iTunes.