Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on “Apollo”

This week, The New Yorker published a new short story, “Apollo”, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, who visited our institute last year. In an interview with the magazine, Adichie explains about her inspiration, Bruce Lee, and the story behind the title.

This week, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s short story “Apollo” was published. The story follows a visit a young man named Okenwa pays to his retired parents, who tell him about the fate of a houseboy named Raphael, whom the family employed when Okenwa was young. In an interview with The New Yorker, Adichie explains her inspiration for the story: “I am fascinated by how aging can reshape a relationship with parents. How an adult child sees a parent through eyes often sharply different from the eyes of childhood.”

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