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Christi Nortier answers 20 Questions

Deputy Newsletter Editor, Christi Nortier, answers our questions.

Christi Nortier

Deputy Newsletter Editor

Anything and everything written by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

Can’t we have the bush at the beach?

That people used to cook meals in their homes regularly with ingredients they chopped themselves according to a recipe inherited from their family.

Joining the Daily Maverick team permanently.

It’s impossible to choose a favourite, but I saw the Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) by Noah Baumbach recently and I didn’t want it to end.

My little sister. She’s always daydreaming. I think there are big ideas brewing in there…

Writing in anything other than black ink.

I am an amateur ballerina. I’m there for the music and to goof around on my tippy toes, really.

I would also be doing that in this heat (she’d sent me a zoomed in photo of a spread eagled squirrel trying to cool down in the shade).

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

People who hoot.

Pistachio gelato in a sugar cone.

Working as a research assistant in an archive – I had such bad sneezing fits from the dust that I could hardly see the pages through the tissues and tears.

A 360 degree video tour of our new home on Mars.

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.”- Maya Angelou

Solar panels… and lots of them…

Never reading any of the Harry Potter books.