Ayobami Adebayo on the role of humor in serious fiction.

Author Ayobami Adebayo on Using Fiction to Combat Reactionary Gender Norms

Author Ayobami Adebayo on Using Fiction to Combat Reactionary Gender Norms

Pointed interviews with Isaac Chotiner.
Sept. 14 2017 7:30 AM

I Have to Ask: The Ayobami Adebayo Edition

The author of Stay With Me on using fiction to fight gender norms.

Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀
Ayobami Adebayo

Michael Lionstar

Ayobami Adebayo is the author of the new novel Stay With Me. She sits down with Isaac Chotiner to discuss what she learned from Margaret Atwood, the pain of writing about Nigeria’s turbulent recent past, and using fiction to challenge the idea that women must have children.

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Podcast production by Audrey Dilling.