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Chimamanda Adichie: "I Find This ‘baby Bump’ Thing Very Irritating" by Nobody: 9:03am On Aug 14, 2016
At a time when it has become a trend for celebrities to flaunt their pregnancies online, award-winning writer, Chimamanda Ngozi-Adichie, has said that pregnancy is a sacred state that a woman ought to be discreet about.

According to her, this is the reason she did not make it a public matter when she was expecting her child.

In a recent interview with UK’s Channel 4 News, where she spoke about racism in America and the UK, among other matters, Chimamanda said, “I wanted my pregnancy to be something I shared with the people I love, with the people who know me. There is a kind of pregnancy as a trendy thing that I find very uncomfortable with and I deeply dislike expressions like ‘baby bump’.

“I find it very irritating. It was a very deeply introspective time, thinking about (how) my life is going to change forever and the enormousness of bringing a baby into the world. It was a sacred time for me and I wanted to share it with the people I love.”

Such approach to family matters also affects the way she has been keeping her child who, she, for instance, would want to lead an ordinary but meaningful life.

“I don’t want her to think it is normal to have her picture in newspapers, because it is not. Just because your mother happens to write and sometimes have her pictures in the newspapers, doesn’t mean you get to,” Chimamanda adds.

Although Chimamanda has lived in the US where she has phenomenally flourished as a writer, she is one new-generation Nigerian novelist who has not lost a sense of home.

From one book to the other, she edifies the Igbo spirit and seeks to get answers to socio-political questions that Nigeria still battle with.

Based on the stories she passionately tells in her works, such as Half of a Yellow Sun and Amerikana, she seems to have redefined phenomena such as westernisation, colonisation and globalisation – as she has proved that you can be at home even when you live away from home.


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Re: Chimamanda Adichie: "I Find This ‘baby Bump’ Thing Very Irritating" by Nobody: 9:04am On Aug 14, 2016
lalasticlala

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Re: Chimamanda Adichie: "I Find This ‘baby Bump’ Thing Very Irritating" by WomanWrappa(m): 9:08am On Aug 14, 2016
undecided

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Re: Chimamanda Adichie: "I Find This ‘baby Bump’ Thing Very Irritating" by micfoley: 9:14am On Aug 14, 2016
Chimamanda again! I agree with her though

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Re: Chimamanda Adichie: "I Find This ‘baby Bump’ Thing Very Irritating" by Smellymouth: 9:15am On Aug 14, 2016
I totally agree with her.. cool

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Re: Chimamanda Adichie: "I Find This ‘baby Bump’ Thing Very Irritating" by goldbim(f): 9:18am On Aug 14, 2016
A woman of class who has not forgotten the African upbringing..back in the days,pregnancy used to be a sacred honor. Now,people do baby shower,pregnancy photo shoot just to announce to the world they are expecting a child..The Babymama syndrome is not helping matters..to each his own,though lipsrsealed...

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Re: Chimamanda Adichie: "I Find This ‘baby Bump’ Thing Very Irritating" by joseph1832(m): 10:28am On Aug 14, 2016
No doubt! She's different and not our usual empty head celebrities who don't mind uploading pictures of themselves even when they're in the toilet sh1tting.

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Re: Chimamanda Adichie: "I Find This ‘baby Bump’ Thing Very Irritating" by Cynthiabelle(f): 11:16am On Aug 14, 2016
Her head is very correct. #truewoman

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Re: Chimamanda Adichie: "I Find This ‘baby Bump’ Thing Very Irritating" by Justeenaleo(f): 11:20am On Aug 14, 2016
She must not like everything. If having a pregnancy shoot makes you happy while pregnant please go ahead. She is talking from a celebrity point of view. Pregnancy is sacred yes but if you want to flaunt your "baby bump" please do.


Announcing to the world that you are expecting a child is not a bad thing. There is nothing wrong if the world rejoices at the birth of your child.

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Re: Chimamanda Adichie: "I Find This ‘baby Bump’ Thing Very Irritating" by LecciGucci: 11:32am On Aug 14, 2016
this gal is always on point.. beauty and brains. she cant put word wrong. wish im within her age bracket though i would have gone for her
igbo gals are really fine. im gonna marry me one... else a non nigerian

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Re: Chimamanda Adichie: "I Find This ‘baby Bump’ Thing Very Irritating" by amicable09(f): 2:26pm On Aug 14, 2016
As always of course, my respect goes to this lady of uncommon sense. Recently someone told me Chimamanda was ashamed of her pregnancy and so hid it till she gave birth. I just shook my head.
What do they know?

When some people think everything should be on the pages of newspapers. Everything should be on social media. They forget there is life outside social media.

Way to go ma'am!
Please raise your child in the proper way before the media hijack upbringing of your own child from you.

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Re: Chimamanda Adichie: "I Find This ‘baby Bump’ Thing Very Irritating" by ammyluv2002(f): 2:30pm On Aug 14, 2016
goldbim:
A woman of class who has not forgotten the African upbringing..back in the days,pregnancy used to be a sacred honor. Now,people do baby shower,pregnancy photo shoot just to announce to the world they are expecting a child..The Babymama syndrome is not helping matters..to each his own,though lipsrsealed...
God bless you

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Re: Chimamanda Adichie: "I Find This ‘baby Bump’ Thing Very Irritating" by davide470(m): 2:34pm On Aug 14, 2016
I am actually surprised she is married sef. Now she has a baby??

She does not want to break kolanut again or drink palmwine as she pleases undecided

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Re: Chimamanda Adichie: "I Find This ‘baby Bump’ Thing Very Irritating" by goldbim(f): 2:43pm On Aug 14, 2016
ammyluv2002:
God bless you
and you too,ma!! .

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Re: Chimamanda Adichie: "I Find This ‘baby Bump’ Thing Very Irritating" by iykofias(m): 3:47pm On Aug 14, 2016
kudos to this 5% lady,well spoken

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Re: Chimamanda Adichie: "I Find This ‘baby Bump’ Thing Very Irritating" by ZUBY77(m): 4:50pm On Aug 14, 2016
Me too

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Re: Chimamanda Adichie: "I Find This ‘baby Bump’ Thing Very Irritating" by SailorXY: 4:50pm On Aug 14, 2016
Seconded

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Re: Chimamanda Adichie: "I Find This ‘baby Bump’ Thing Very Irritating" by niceguy7(m): 4:51pm On Aug 14, 2016
Very very irritating, tell them oo smiley

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Re: Chimamanda Adichie: "I Find This ‘baby Bump’ Thing Very Irritating" by Nobody: 4:51pm On Aug 14, 2016
Yes that's true





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Re: Chimamanda Adichie: "I Find This ‘baby Bump’ Thing Very Irritating" by rattlesnake(m): 4:51pm On Aug 14, 2016
When people gat no sense
Bandwagon of foolishness

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Re: Chimamanda Adichie: "I Find This ‘baby Bump’ Thing Very Irritating" by veekid(m): 4:52pm On Aug 14, 2016
Our mods are back
Re: Chimamanda Adichie: "I Find This ‘baby Bump’ Thing Very Irritating" by ZUBY77(m): 4:52pm On Aug 14, 2016
Justeenaleo:
She must not like everything. If having a pregnancy shoot makes you happy while pregnant please go ahead. She is talking from a celebrity point of view. Pregnancy is sacred yes but if you want to flaunt your "baby bump" please do.


Announcing to the world that you are expecting a child is not a bad thing. There is nothing wrong if the world rejoices at the birth of your child.

It's usually very easy to spot people without anything upstairs.

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Re: Chimamanda Adichie: "I Find This ‘baby Bump’ Thing Very Irritating" by Pavore9: 4:53pm On Aug 14, 2016
Love that conservative view.
Re: Chimamanda Adichie: "I Find This ‘baby Bump’ Thing Very Irritating" by yomalex(m): 4:53pm On Aug 14, 2016
Abi, yokun sita

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Re: Chimamanda Adichie: "I Find This ‘baby Bump’ Thing Very Irritating" by henrydadon(m): 4:54pm On Aug 14, 2016
Only women without class do that sh!t

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Re: Chimamanda Adichie: "I Find This ‘baby Bump’ Thing Very Irritating" by Sciencs(m): 4:55pm On Aug 14, 2016
Same here

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Re: Chimamanda Adichie: "I Find This ‘baby Bump’ Thing Very Irritating" by hucienda: 4:55pm On Aug 14, 2016
goldbim:
A woman of class who has not forgotten the African upbringing..back in the days,pregnancy used to be a sacred honor. Now,people do baby shower,pregnancy photo shoot just to announce to the world they are expecting a child..The Babymama syndrome is not helping matters..to each his own,though lipsrsealed...

why you lipsrsealed mouth naa grin ... kwantinu

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Re: Chimamanda Adichie: "I Find This ‘baby Bump’ Thing Very Irritating" by 9jatatafo(m): 4:55pm On Aug 14, 2016
One man's kpomo is another man's dodo. We live in a crazy world though. Some keep their best inside while others keep their best outside.
Re: Chimamanda Adichie: "I Find This ‘baby Bump’ Thing Very Irritating" by NairaMaster1(m): 4:55pm On Aug 14, 2016
Virtuous woman
Re: Chimamanda Adichie: "I Find This ‘baby Bump’ Thing Very Irritating" by Omotayor123(f): 4:56pm On Aug 14, 2016
Irritating First time I hear a Woman say this!

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