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Re: My Feud With Akwaeke Emezi - Chimamanda Adichie Tells Her Side Of The Story by Awoo88: 12:56pm On Jun 16
mariahAngel:
Any article that involves Chimamanda is usually very lengthy. grin

You will not notice the length if you read it. She is that good

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Re: My Feud With Akwaeke Emezi - Chimamanda Adichie Tells Her Side Of The Story by WesternOligarch: 12:58pm On Jun 16
All I see are two opportunists.
Re: My Feud With Akwaeke Emezi - Chimamanda Adichie Tells Her Side Of The Story by mariahAngel: 1:00pm On Jun 16
Awoo88:

You will not notice the length if you read it. She is that good

The thing is,I have this usual bad habit of scrolling down first before reading any article...to know what I'm in for. grin
I try to resist the urge...
Re: My Feud With Akwaeke Emezi - Chimamanda Adichie Tells Her Side Of The Story by Brandella: 1:07pm On Jun 16
Karlirk:
Chimamanda went too low on this.

She should learn how to issue a press statement (and nothing more) to address any defamation that harms her personality.

Besides, young people need support and it is quite dishonest of her to describe same young people she is trying to help through her workshop as people who always want to benefit from her.

She must bear in mind she too had at, one time or the other, clung to people for the sole purpose of benefitting from them.

Now, a big question: Who does she accept in her circle. Can she accept and entertain a feminist from a financially unstable background like she did to the friend in her write-up?

In the end, everybody is a hypocrite.

Everything is not about beautiful writing.

Did you even read up to five sentences of this article?

That's the problem with our generation - Everyone is too eager to talk, and no one wants to listen.

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Re: My Feud With Akwaeke Emezi - Chimamanda Adichie Tells Her Side Of The Story by CharleyBright(m): 1:07pm On Jun 16
Karlirk:
Chimamanda went too low on this.

She should learn how to issue a press statement (and nothing more) to address any defamation that harms her personality.

Besides, young people need support and it is quite dishonest of her to describe same young people she is trying to help through her workshop as people who always want to benefit from her.

She must bear in mind she too had at, one time or the other, clung to people for the sole purpose of benefitting from them.

Now, a big question: Who does she accept in her circle. Can she accept and entertain a feminist from a financially unstable background like she did to the friend in her write-up?

In the end, everybody is a hypocrite.

Everything is not about beautiful writing.

Your position is biased.
I only heard you blame Chimamanda, but you fail to utter blame on the other lady despite all she was said to have done.
Put yourself in Chimamanda shoes. I bet you would do far worse.

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Re: My Feud With Akwaeke Emezi - Chimamanda Adichie Tells Her Side Of The Story by Karlirk: 1:16pm On Jun 16
Brandella:


Did you even read up to five sentences of this article?

That's the problem with our generation - Everyone is too eager to talk, and no one wants to listen.


Hi,

I read every bit of it. I thoroughly dissected, analyzed it and weighed the options and the implications for both parties.
Re: My Feud With Akwaeke Emezi - Chimamanda Adichie Tells Her Side Of The Story by GeneralPula: 1:18pm On Jun 16
JohnBullMySon:
For those who do not know,

Feminists always have an issue with transgenders. It didn't start with Chimamanda.

21 century feminist is a joke..

We are all human first, before any other thing. She’s who she is because she choose to be. The transgenders are who they’re because they choose to be. She has no right to criticize anything..

Feminist didn’t start like that..
Re: My Feud With Akwaeke Emezi - Chimamanda Adichie Tells Her Side Of The Story by Romanoff(f): 1:20pm On Jun 16
ThothHermes:
Instead of you to be grateful that the mystery has been unraveled, you want to pretend that you have 'decorum'. undecided

Well, I do.
Re: My Feud With Akwaeke Emezi - Chimamanda Adichie Tells Her Side Of The Story by TheGift: 1:26pm On Jun 16
Well said. And Transphobic is a derogatory word created by trans people and sympathizers to discriminate against people who don't subscribe to their lifestyle, they want to be free to choose but don't respect others rights to choose differently. ..
Lagosianswag:
I'm confused, Are we supposed to apologize for being "Transphobic" "Homophobic"? sad

I have the right to interact with whoever I chose to interact with.

These Gender LABELS is a Big Problem.

The fact that I can't live in the North should not make anyone label me "NorthPhobic"

#WeAreWhoWeAre

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Re: My Feud With Akwaeke Emezi - Chimamanda Adichie Tells Her Side Of The Story by djon78(m): 1:34pm On Jun 16
Karlirk:
Chimamanda went too low on this.

She should learn how to issue a press statement (and nothing more) to address any defamation that harms her personality.

Besides, young people need support and it is quite dishonest of her to describe same young people she is trying to help through her workshop as people who always want to benefit from her.

She must bear in mind she too had at, one time or the other, clung to people for the sole purpose of benefitting from them.

Now, a big question: Who does she accept in her circle. Can she accept and entertain a feminist from a financially unstable background like she did to the friend in her write-up?

In the end, everybody is a hypocrite.

Everything is not about beautiful writing.


I read that her article
And one thing I got from it is this:

"[b]In certain young people today like these two from my writing workshop, I notice what I find increasingly troubling: a cold-blooded grasping, a hunger to take and take and take, but never give; a massive sense of entitlement; an inability to show gratitude; an ease with dishonesty and pretension and selfishness that is couched in the language of self-care; an expectation always to be helped [/b]and rewarded no matter whether deserving or not; language that is slick and sleek but with little emotional intelligence; an astonishing level of self-absorption; an unrealistic expectation of puritanism from others; an over-inflated sense of ability, or of talent where there is any at all; an inability to apologize, truly and fully, without justifications; a passionate performance of virtue that is well executed in the public space of Twitter but not in the intimate space of friendship".

I find it obscene.


Chimamanda was perfectly right about the attitude of many young people today

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Re: My Feud With Akwaeke Emezi - Chimamanda Adichie Tells Her Side Of The Story by lastempero: 1:41pm On Jun 16
Birds of the same feather disturbing the little peace buhari manage leave for umuchukwu. The 2 na d same just that the other one is smart to dey oil her kpekus while the other one is so stupid to the extent of removing her breast, nwa aba for that matter.
Re: My Feud With Akwaeke Emezi - Chimamanda Adichie Tells Her Side Of The Story by JohnBullMySon: 2:06pm On Jun 16
GeneralPula:


21 century feminist is a joke..

We are all human first, before any other thing. She’s who she is because she choose to be. The transgenders are who they’re because they choose to be. She has no right to criticize anything..

Feminist didn’t start like that..
Feminists see transgenders as a threat, and that's understandable.

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Re: My Feud With Akwaeke Emezi - Chimamanda Adichie Tells Her Side Of The Story by GuyfawkesAB(m): 2:21pm On Jun 16

Re: My Feud With Akwaeke Emezi - Chimamanda Adichie Tells Her Side Of The Story by iyke649(m): 2:26pm On Jun 16
Karlirk:



Hi,

I read every bit of it. I thoroughly dissected, analyzed it and weighed the options and the implications for both parties.
Someone accused you of being the cause of your parents death and you said she went too far with her reaction? Bro I am sorry to say this. You were biased in your judgement

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Re: My Feud With Akwaeke Emezi - Chimamanda Adichie Tells Her Side Of The Story by Emyben(m): 2:43pm On Jun 16
Karlirk:
Chimamanda went too low on this.

She should learn how to issue a press statement (and nothing more) to address any defamation that harms her personality.

Besides, young people need support and it is quite dishonest of her to describe same young people she is trying to help through her workshop as people who always want to benefit from her.

She must bear in mind she too had at, one time or the other, clung to people for the sole purpose of benefitting from them.

Now, a big question: Who does she accept in her circle. Can she accept and entertain a feminist from a financially unstable background like she did to the friend in her write-up?

In the end, everybody is a hypocrite.

Everything is not about beautiful writing.


Not to offend you but your point makes me think you didnt read everything. You probably stopped at the first chapter of her very long write up. She never said she wasn’t inclined to helping upcoming people. As a matter of fact, she said she might have her reservations as a human but that she has never withheld her support when needed.

Her anger stems from the fact that 2 people whom she lent her support betrayed her and vilified her image. That according to her has led her into regretting having them around in her life. Of course, every human being would feel quite same.
Her article is meant to clear the air and prevent falsehood about her from becoming true in the minds of some people.

She has an image to protect and she is doing just that. I see nothing wrong in my opinion.

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Re: My Feud With Akwaeke Emezi - Chimamanda Adichie Tells Her Side Of The Story by Gloriagee(f): 2:48pm On Jun 16
Lol at nwa aba.

lastempero:
Birds of the same feather disturbing the little peace buhari manage leave for umuchukwu. The 2 na d same just that the other one is smart to dey oil her kpekus while the other one is so stupid to the extent of removing her breast, nwa aba for that matter.
Re: My Feud With Akwaeke Emezi - Chimamanda Adichie Tells Her Side Of The Story by Saintmary(f): 3:29pm On Jun 16
BarrElChapo:
who read all that ?

I read everything.
I'm still chewing on it though.

One thing I know is that writers are usually deeply melancholic and tend to be narrow minded.

Quick question: Are we to address a transgender woman for example, as fully woman, when they have missed lots of experiences of womanhood such as adolescence and the attendant puberty etc?
These people are baffling me.

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Re: My Feud With Akwaeke Emezi - Chimamanda Adichie Tells Her Side Of The Story by princejenks(m): 3:40pm On Jun 16
Mehn.... I have heard she's a damn good writer but now I can confirm this. I will search for her books to understand her better!!!

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Re: My Feud With Akwaeke Emezi - Chimamanda Adichie Tells Her Side Of The Story by Lollittaa: 3:57pm On Jun 16
removed her breast.s and is blaming Chimamanda for it? Devilish human.
Re: My Feud With Akwaeke Emezi - Chimamanda Adichie Tells Her Side Of The Story by BarrElChapo(m): 4:06pm On Jun 16
Haha that's a good question... the truth is, no trans (male or female) is ever completely changed into the sex which they went for as there remains the presence of those little bits for their former selves, these limitations would always remain and serve as a reminder that they aren't a complete God created version of their new self. To apply it to your question No, they can have the prefix miss, mrs etc of whatever women maybe addressed as but No they cannot be called fully grown men they are more of a hurried experiment.

Saintmary:


I read everything.
I'm still chewing on it though.

One thing I know is that writers are usually deeply melancholic and tend to be narrow minded.

Quick question: Are we to address a transgender woman for example, as fully woman, when they have missed lots of experiences of womanhood such as adolescence and the attendant puberty etc?
These people are baffling me.
Re: My Feud With Akwaeke Emezi - Chimamanda Adichie Tells Her Side Of The Story by lastempero: 4:13pm On Jun 16
Gloriagee:
Lol at nwa aba.


Na so .
Re: My Feud With Akwaeke Emezi - Chimamanda Adichie Tells Her Side Of The Story by Gfskw: 4:44pm On Jun 16
Ok
Re: My Feud With Akwaeke Emezi - Chimamanda Adichie Tells Her Side Of The Story by azpekuliar(m): 5:52pm On Jun 16
All I can say is that this lady writes so beautifully! smiley

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Re: My Feud With Akwaeke Emezi - Chimamanda Adichie Tells Her Side Of The Story by LaFemmeStacie: 5:54pm On Jun 16
Na wa o

CNA no mind dem abeg. Parasites!
Re: My Feud With Akwaeke Emezi - Chimamanda Adichie Tells Her Side Of The Story by Ishilove: 6:01pm On Jun 16
mariahAngel:
Any article that involves Chimamanda is usually very lengthy. grin

And I enjoyed reading every bit of it. She really is a fantastic writer cheesy

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Re: My Feud With Akwaeke Emezi - Chimamanda Adichie Tells Her Side Of The Story by Ishilove: 6:03pm On Jun 16
themonk:


“Chimamanda writes an essay to address a feud with a writer she trained in her workshop who is widely believed by many to be Akwaeke”
Too wordy for a post title.
Re: My Feud With Akwaeke Emezi - Chimamanda Adichie Tells Her Side Of The Story by themonk(m): 6:13pm On Jun 16
Ishilove:

Too wordy for a post title.
Definitely can be reduced.
Re: My Feud With Akwaeke Emezi - Chimamanda Adichie Tells Her Side Of The Story by Blesyn22(m): 7:04pm On Jun 16
chicogentil:
Some people go still get to read am all.
Maybe the poster below can summarise it for me.

A conversation with a wise man is better than a donkey years of schooling
Re: My Feud With Akwaeke Emezi - Chimamanda Adichie Tells Her Side Of The Story by Hathor5(f): 7:12pm On Jun 16
Chimamanda is one of the brightest minds of our time.

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Re: My Feud With Akwaeke Emezi - Chimamanda Adichie Tells Her Side Of The Story by Hathor5(f): 7:12pm On Jun 16
princejenks:
Mehn.... I have heard she's a damn good writer but now I can confirm this. I will search for her books to understand her better!!!

You will not regret it.
Re: My Feud With Akwaeke Emezi - Chimamanda Adichie Tells Her Side Of The Story by Hathor5(f): 7:13pm On Jun 16
Loyalty is hard to come by.

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Re: My Feud With Akwaeke Emezi - Chimamanda Adichie Tells Her Side Of The Story by chicogentil(m): 7:33pm On Jun 16
Blesyn22:


A conversation with a wise man is better than a donkey years of schooling
And who's the wise man here?

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