Nigerian author, Chimamanda Adichie, has written the preface for Pope Francis’ new book titled ‘Hands Off Africa’ which criticized the continuous exploitation of Africa by Western powers.
This comes weeks after she wrote an open letter to United States President, Joe Biden, about Nigeria’s ‘Hollow Democracy.’
The book release marks a the turning point in the quest for African empowerment and global solidarity.
At the Vatican Publishing House, during the book release she said the book, written in Italian, compiles all of the Pope’s speeches during his trip to conflict-ridden DR Congo and South Sudan in January and February 2023.
In the intriguing preface, Chimamanda intensely condemned the long-standing exploitation and conflict-induced exhaustion that have plagued the continent, asserting that the world’s silence on these matters represents a ”tragic betrayal”.
Adichie boldly underscored that this silence symbolizes the continued devaluation of African humanity, even as the global community eagerly consumes the continent’s resources. She fervently described the Pope’s messages as “potent” and “a necessary rebuke” to affluent nations.
She fervently described the Pope’s messages as ‘Potent’ and “A necessary rebuke” to affluent nations.
Story: Folashade Akinola