Nigerian novelist and multiple award winning novelist, Chimamanda Adichie, has revealed she recently had a baby girl.
This new piece of information was revealed in an interview with Financial Times’ African Editor, David Pilling, the author of Half of a yellow Sun told her interviewer that the reason she ordered for chapman – a crimson -coloured fruit-flavour sugary Nigerian drink, – instead of wine was because she was breastfeeding.
“This is just very sugary, very sweet. I would probably have a glass of wine, but I’m breastfeeding, I’m happy to announce,” the “Half of a Yellow Sun” writer told the surprised journalist.
“This is the first time I’m saying it publicly. I have a lovely little girl so I feel like I haven’t slept . . . but it’s also just really lovely and strange,” she added.
What then could be her reason for keeping her pregnancy and little child from the prying eyes of the public?
“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.
Chimamanda Adichie, is married to her US based Doctor husband, Dr. Ivara Esegee
Recall recently that Chimamanda agreed to sell the film adaptation rights of “On Monday of Last Week“ to Ghanaian director Adoma Akosua Owusu and her Ghanaian-based production company, Obibini Pictures.