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I Did Not Say I Am A Biafran - Chimamanda Adichie (Photo) by Igboblog: 11:28pm On Sep 03, 2017
Popular Writer, Chimamanda Adichie has finally debunked a rumour which says that she is a Biafran.
Chimamanda Adichie who debunked the rumour through her Facebook page has this to say... Read below
This headline below, and other similar headlines, which appeared on some websites: are false. They are completely invented; along with some accompanying quotes which have been attributed to me. I did not say or write those words.
-CNA.

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Re: I Did Not Say I Am A Biafran - Chimamanda Adichie (Photo) by ebukahandsome(m): 11:32pm On Sep 03, 2017
If wishes can turn to reality , give me an opportunity to date Tboss, and after dating, get married to chimamanda adichie. i will be the happiest man

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Re: I Did Not Say I Am A Biafran - Chimamanda Adichie (Photo) by MCDanselm(m): 11:36pm On Sep 03, 2017
okey....we don hear u
Re: I Did Not Say I Am A Biafran - Chimamanda Adichie (Photo) by jaytee01(m): 11:41pm On Sep 03, 2017
Some will not be happy to see this

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Re: I Did Not Say I Am A Biafran - Chimamanda Adichie (Photo) by BlackMbakara1(m): 11:45pm On Sep 03, 2017
why force it on her? The next thing they will threaten to stop buying (boycott) her books grin cheesy

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Re: I Did Not Say I Am A Biafran - Chimamanda Adichie (Photo) by OkpekeBeauty: 11:46pm On Sep 03, 2017
Of course, its not yet ripe enough for people of her calibre to reveal their true identity. We shall come to that. Chimamanda was mentored and inspired by Chinua Achebe who wrote There Was a Country on his dying bed-there he revealed where his heart has been all these years. That book actually reignited the call for Biafra. Chimamanda wrote half of a yellow sun-another Biafra inspired book. She doesnt need to tell you where she belongs in words before you get it except you are a fool. Action speaks louder than voice

Follow up: for those quoting me let me educate you a little
1. When the recent call for Biafra started some of us and most other well known intellectuals were not in support because we felt it was championed by touts. Gradually we have been won over by Buharis arrogant display of his bigotry. When i see Nnamdi kanu (who I never knew) in court on handcuffs and Boko haram commanders arraigned a week later gisting freely and laughing with no hand cuffs(view here) i began sensing it. Right now Ohaneze has been won over and many more who are not saying it openely know where they belong

2. It will be foolish of Chimamanda to support Biafra at this stage of the struggle. With the global status she has achieved, it will not be wise for her to be playing petty with national politics. It will take a Buhari to not know that with his position as president-his personal public opinions has shifted, he is suppose to be a father without bias. But his 5%-97% shows how foolish he is. In case you dont know the likes of Rochas Okorocha and Ngige all know they are not accepted in the circle they belong but because they are politicians they will just play along.

3. Chimamnda is presently married to an Edo man who is not counted as Biafran, so wisdom should teach her to be soft on Biafra in other to keep her family. Because of her marriage, she can not say she is Biafran, but we all know where she belongs. When Soyinka wished Achebe did not write that memoir, Chimamnda supported Achebe(that was before her marriage) read here

I am not very comfortable with Nnamdi Kanu's approach but it seems he is the only one that speaks the language the ruling powers understands. All his moves has worked out positively. Call him comedian, terrorist, a joke, fraud, coward etc. He has displayed all that and he has gotten the global attention needed for his course. Now tell me: who is the fool?

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Re: I Did Not Say I Am A Biafran - Chimamanda Adichie (Photo) by Nobody: 11:52pm On Sep 03, 2017
Igboblog:
Popular Writer, Chimamanda Adichie has finally debunked a rumour which says that she is a Biafran.
Chimamanda Adichie who debunked the rumour through her Facebook page has this to say... Read below
This headline below, and other similar headlines, which appeared on some websites: are false. They are completely invented; along with some accompanying quotes which have been attributed to me. I did not say or write those words.
-CNA.

News via Ndigboblog
See photos below

Source : http://ndigboblog..is/2017/09/i-did-not-say-am-biafran-chimamanda.html?m=1
We know, our Sister! The lie was spotted by some intelligent people as son as it was posted.

Nya gaziere GI nke OMA!

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Re: I Did Not Say I Am A Biafran - Chimamanda Adichie (Photo) by onetwothree123: 11:52pm On Sep 03, 2017
i dont even know why they are celebrating that she said so, what's the essense and of what difference does it make. You guys should be serious for once

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Re: I Did Not Say I Am A Biafran - Chimamanda Adichie (Photo) by Nobody: 11:53pm On Sep 03, 2017
BlackMbakara1:
why force it on her? The next thing they will threaten to stop buying (boycott) her books grin cheesy
Shameful to put the words into her mouth!

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Re: I Did Not Say I Am A Biafran - Chimamanda Adichie (Photo) by BlackMbakara1(m): 11:57pm On Sep 03, 2017
igbodefender:
Shameful to put the words into her mouth!

Creating more enemies for themselves by the day...

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Re: I Did Not Say I Am A Biafran - Chimamanda Adichie (Photo) by Nobody: 12:13am On Sep 04, 2017
BlackMbakara1:


Creating more enemies for themselves by the day...
Creating less trust for their words.

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Re: I Did Not Say I Am A Biafran - Chimamanda Adichie (Photo) by laudate: 12:52am On Sep 04, 2017
OkpekeBeauty:
Of course, its not yet ripe enough for people of her calibre to reveal their true identity. We shall come to that. Chimamanda was mentored and inspired by Chinua Achebe who wrote There Was a Country on his dying bed-there he revealed where his heart has been all these years. That book actually reignited the call for Biafra. Chimamanda wrote half of a yellow sun-another Biafra inspired book. She doesnt need to tell you where she belongs in words before you get it except you are a fool. Action speaks louder than voice

Who told you she was mentored by Achebe? Must you exaggerate in order to make a point? She only met the man thrice, in her entire life for goodness sake! His works may have inspired her, but mentoring? shocked What form exactly did the so-called mentoring, take?

I have met Chinua Achebe only three times. The first, at the National Arts Club in Manhattan, I joined the admiring circle around him. A gentle-faced man in a wheelchair.

“Good evening, sir. I’m Chimamanda Adichie,” I said, and he replied, mildly, “I thought you were running away from me.”

I mumbled, nervous, grateful for the crush of people around us. I had been running away from him. After my first novel was published, I received an email from his son. 'My dad has just read your novel and liked it very much. He wants you to call him at this number.' I read it over and over, breathless with excitement. But I never called.

A few years later, my editor sent Achebe a manuscript of my second novel. She did not tell me, because she wanted to shield me from the possibility of disappointment. One afternoon, she called. “Chimamanda, are you sitting down? I have wonderful news.” She read me the blurb Achebe had just sent her. 'We do not usually associate wisdom with beginners, but here is a new writer endowed with the gift of ancient storytellers. Adichie knows what is at stake, and what to do about it. She is fearless or she would not have taken on the intimidating horror of Nigeria’s civil war. Adichie came almost fully made.'

Afterwards, I held on to the phone and wept. I have memorized those words. In my mind, they glimmer still, the validation of a writer whose work had validated me. http://www.premiumtimesng.com/entertainment/108378-chinua-achebe-at-82-we-remember-differently-by-chimamanda-ngozi-adichie.html

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Re: I Did Not Say I Am A Biafran - Chimamanda Adichie (Photo) by KingBelieve: 12:54am On Sep 04, 2017
I'm from Niger Delta Republic, why are Biafrans scared of admitting it?

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Re: I Did Not Say I Am A Biafran - Chimamanda Adichie (Photo) by Eastfield1: 1:25am On Sep 04, 2017
if She wrote those.
it would have been a long note.
with a lot of explanation
and not by starting with that "Enough of this political correctness" like a senseless slowpoke
that's is Why She attacked & Denied the Headline

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Re: I Did Not Say I Am A Biafran - Chimamanda Adichie (Photo) by cstr1000: 2:13am On Sep 04, 2017
laudate:


Who told you she was mentored by Achebe? Must you exaggerate in order to make a point? She only met the man thrice, in her entire life for goodness sake! His works may have inspired her, but mentoring? shocked What form exactly did the so-called mentoring, take?


Chinua Achebe being a far superior writer is her mentor. She has attested to that many times. It is on youtube.
What form did the mentoring take? Really? For the father of modern african literature?
Go and ask her. Bad belle people.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41Na23h9-AE

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Re: I Did Not Say I Am A Biafran - Chimamanda Adichie (Photo) by Adminisher: 4:35am On Sep 04, 2017
IPOB youths are taking things too far with LIES. This means they know their cause is doomed and truth is not a weapon to achieve it.
Lies degrade, they show inferiority, they show cowardice.

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Re: I Did Not Say I Am A Biafran - Chimamanda Adichie (Photo) by 9japrof(m): 4:59am On Sep 04, 2017
Biafra, Nnamdi kanu, IPOb giving Nigeria sleeplessness nights even more than bokoharam.

Other regions like Yorubas if not for political miscalculations should have keyed into this struggle, if not for anything this struggle have laid bare the many injustices perpetrated by the northern oligarchs.

This struggle might not come to fruition, but would be a ground to re_negotiate terms and conditions of still being a sovereign state

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Re: I Did Not Say I Am A Biafran - Chimamanda Adichie (Photo) by vital: 5:25am On Sep 04, 2017
You made out time to post an opposite of events.please landers,debunk this post.Try to watch BBC hardtalk on you tube,where chimamanda was interviewed about biafra.She pointed out how the father narrated the whole story to her.And the role the grandfather played in the civil where he died and also the life of the father in the refugees camp.He stylishly interviewed the father about the civil war before she now wrote a script from the information she got from the father.Gave the hardcopy to the brother to pass it accross to the father for approval before she left for UK.Then,they are resident at Nsukka town.This particular script is the 'Half of the yellow sun'.According to her, she was she was so scared to present that to the father,cos of what the reaction will be.unbelievable to her,the father approved it.From the interview in BBC hardcore,her countenance and emotions tells her stands.please landers,try and watch BBC Hardtalks live broadcast interview with chaimanda,after watching that,you will curse this OP.On a second thought,why will someone come and post another man's HIV positive statues on nairaland and tell us that the person is negative?Thats insanity of the highest order.Biafra or no biafra,What will be will be.and I come to understand that the biafra movement for seccession in diaspora is more overwhelming to compare to what nnamdi kanu is doing down here.The way am seeing it,the people that will actualise biafra will come in from no where.NNamdi kanu is a bait for more evidence in self determination suite.I pity nigeria cos media info about this biafran self determination is nigmarolled.Try and get facts right before your heartbreaks on the later results.
Igboblog:
Popular Writer, Chimamanda Adichie has finally debunked a rumour which says that she is a Biafran.
Chimamanda Adichie who debunked the rumour through her Facebook page has this to say... Read below
This headline below, and other similar headlines, which appeared on some websites: are false. They are completely invented; along with some accompanying quotes which have been attributed to me. I did not say or write those words.
-CNA.

News via Ndigboblog
See photos below

Source : http://ndigboblog..is/2017/09/i-did-not-say-am-biafran-chimamanda.html?m=1

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Re: I Did Not Say I Am A Biafran - Chimamanda Adichie (Photo) by odduduwa: 5:41am On Sep 04, 2017
laudate:


Who told you she was mentored by Achebe? Must you exaggerate in order to make a point? She only met the man thrice, in her entire life for goodness sake! His works may have inspired her, but mentoring? shocked What form exactly did the so-called mentoring, take?


when someone is your source of inspiration what do you call that ......tomorrow you will come out to say you are neutral in tribal bigotry when I have never seen your neutral stands here

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Re: I Did Not Say I Am A Biafran - Chimamanda Adichie (Photo) by odduduwa: 5:46am On Sep 04, 2017
cstr1000:

Chinua Achebe being a far superior writer is her mentor. She has attested to that many times. It is on youtube.
What form did the mentoring take? Really? For the father of modern african literature?
Go and ask her. Bad belle people.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41Na23h9-AE
don't mind that boy next is to write epistle on the behaviour of Igbo's when his attitude is questionable

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Re: I Did Not Say I Am A Biafran - Chimamanda Adichie (Photo) by Partnerbiz3: 6:01am On Sep 04, 2017
cool stuffs
Re: I Did Not Say I Am A Biafran - Chimamanda Adichie (Photo) by Sanchez01: 6:25am On Sep 04, 2017
Ishilove, sweets, come and see this grin
Re: I Did Not Say I Am A Biafran - Chimamanda Adichie (Photo) by Basic123: 6:30am On Sep 04, 2017
laudate:


Who told you she was mentored by Achebe? Must you exaggerate in order to make a point? She only met the man thrice, in her entire life for goodness sake! His works may have inspired her, but mentoring? shocked What form exactly did the so-called mentoring, take?


yIGBOs can say anything to inflate their ego,lies,claiming ownership of 75% of anything good and empty chestbeats


Na inferiority complex dey worry them and all those lies and empty chestbeat are its defensive mechanisms.
and where it cant work,they blame it on others,especially Afonjas.

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Re: I Did Not Say I Am A Biafran - Chimamanda Adichie (Photo) by izospindle(m): 6:35am On Sep 04, 2017
when actors and clowns endorsed biafra we did not hear word now that noble writer with the ability to push biafran concerns to the front stage dosowns the movement its suddenly not a big deal. you people need prayers

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Re: I Did Not Say I Am A Biafran - Chimamanda Adichie (Photo) by papaejima1: 6:36am On Sep 04, 2017
Hmmmn
Re: I Did Not Say I Am A Biafran - Chimamanda Adichie (Photo) by Ibifizzleboy(m): 6:45am On Sep 04, 2017
the one next to me has something to say

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Re: I Did Not Say I Am A Biafran - Chimamanda Adichie (Photo) by laribari(m): 7:08am On Sep 04, 2017
OkpekeBeauty:
Of course, its not yet ripe enough for people of her calibre to reveal their true identity. We shall come to that. Chimamanda was mentored and inspired by Chinua Achebe who wrote There Was a Country on his dying bed-there he revealed where his heart has been all these years. That book actually reignited the call for Biafra. Chimamanda wrote half of a yellow sun-another Biafra inspired book. She doesnt need to tell you where she belongs in words before you get it except you are a fool. Action speaks louder than voice


So are you saying she's a coward? Only cowards do say one thing and do another. If you people can call Ojukwu a coward, I won't be surprise. If not for ojukwu we won't be talking of biafra today. Great books like "there was a country" and "half of a yellow sun" will not come alive.


I have a feeling that this biafran talk is loosing it's ground. Whether you admit or not, it's a blow to camp biafra for someone of her caliber to publicly say that.

Do you know what position it will put her if biafra fails to happen?

Writing half of a yellow sun doesn't call for biafra. There are other learning from it.

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Re: I Did Not Say I Am A Biafran - Chimamanda Adichie (Photo) by omenkaLives(m): 7:14am On Sep 04, 2017
Lies and more lies. That is what the Pigs and Idiots feed themselves with all day everyday.

So pathetic.

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Re: I Did Not Say I Am A Biafran - Chimamanda Adichie (Photo) by Habane(m): 7:20am On Sep 04, 2017
u

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