Chimamanda Adichie Reveals She Has a Child, Speaks on Motherhood


There is nothing as exciting as the joy of motherhood. Nigerian novelist and author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, shocked her fans just like Mavin’s Dija, when she revealed that she just welcomed her first child; a baby girl.

Chimamanda, who didn’t make a fuss about her marriage as well and still prefers to be called Miss Adichie spoke on motherhood in her recent interview.

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Meanwhile, she first revealed the news of her childbirth to Financial Times in a recent interview that was held in Lagos, where she said,

“This is the first time I’m saying it publicly. I have a little girl. I have some friends who probably don’t know I was pregnant or that I had a baby, I just feel like we live in an age when women are supposed to perform pregnancy. We don’t expect fathers to perform fatherhood. I went into hiding. I wanted it to be as personal as possible.”

In another interview, a live webchat session with her fans via Guardian UK, the award-winning writer answered different questions, including one on motherhood.

“Most exciting – a new and unique kind of love has come into my life, glorious and joyful and encompassing and full of discovery. Most terrifying – the anxiety-filled desire to protect her from everything and the terror-filled sense that I cannot,” she said.

“A book of poems by Reginald Dwayne Betts called Bastards of the Reagan Era which is magnificent, and I have just been reading every book by Tessa Hadley after reading her novel The Past, she said When asked about the best book she has read this year. “She has such great psychological insights into human beings, which is rare. She is one of the best fiction writers writing today.”

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Chimamanda Adichie on Motherhood