The writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is one of the foremost intellectual voices in the United States today. The author of Half of a Yellow Sun, Purple Hibiscus and Americanah – as well as of one of the most viewed Ted talks in the organisation's history, that was featured in a Beyoncé song – Adichie transcends the barriers between literature, art and music. For the cover story of Port issue 22, she met Catherine Lacey in Washington DC to discuss her extraordinary books, the complexity of recent gender movements and to get a hint at a next big project.
Elsewhere in the magazine, we speak to 6a, the most exciting architecture practice in London; discuss Netflix and race with the director of Mudbound, Dee Rees; and travel to the rural Netherlands to meet the pioneering Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf. Also featured, the photographer Christopher Payne visits one of the largest flag factories in the US and we uncover the secrets and beauty of space with astronaut Nicole Stott.
In the fashion section, celebrated photographer Kalpesh Lathigra and Port's fashion director Dan May travel to Mumbai to shoot a 40-page story around the sprawling, seaside city. Scott Stephenson styles this seasons collections and Pari Dukovic shoots the greatest male dancer in the world, David Hallberg, wearing Saint Laurent.
Commentary comes courtesy of Will Self, Lisa Halliday and Jesse Ball, as well as Samuel Beckett's seminal Three Dialogues with Georges Duthuit, and highlights from the Porter include Tilda Swinton on her friend John Berger, an interview with the British artist Gavin Turk, foraging with chef Nicholas Balfe and ex-director of the Tate Modern, Vicente Todolí, on his passion for citrus fruits.