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Re: My Feud With Akwaeke Emezi - Chimamanda Adichie Tells Her Side Of The Story by Munzy14(m): 7:43pm On Jun 16
mariahAngel:
Any article that involves Chimamanda is usually very lengthy. grin

She has a thing for okoto meowsss...

Always trying to prove right while corrupting mindset of young ladies, especially of African origin.
Re: My Feud With Akwaeke Emezi - Chimamanda Adichie Tells Her Side Of The Story by Blesyn22(m): 7:56pm On Jun 16
chicogentil:

And who's the wise man here?


Chimamanda Adichie.

She didn't allow the heat of the moment to cloud her judgement. She carefully and wittingly answered the accusations. She answered as a professional, educated not only by schooling but understanding and experience.


Peace man!

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Re: My Feud With Akwaeke Emezi - Chimamanda Adichie Tells Her Side Of The Story by chicogentil(m): 8:05pm On Jun 16
Blesyn22:



Chimamanda Adichie.

She didn't allow the heat of the moment to cloud her judgement. She carefully and wittingly answered the accusations. She answered as a professional, educated not only by schooling but understanding and experience.


Peace man!
To be sincere bro, I wasn't interested in the topic grin grin
Re: My Feud With Akwaeke Emezi - Chimamanda Adichie Tells Her Side Of The Story by mariahAngel: 8:42pm On Jun 16
Munzy14:

She has a thing for okoto meowsss...

Always trying to prove right while corrupting mindset of young ladies, especially of African origin.

I think she's always trying to prove herself....how good of a writer she is and all that.
All that wasn't necessary to be honest.
Re: My Feud With Akwaeke Emezi - Chimamanda Adichie Tells Her Side Of The Story by TheMostComplex1: 9:06pm On Jun 16
I admire Chimamanda write up
Re: My Feud With Akwaeke Emezi - Chimamanda Adichie Tells Her Side Of The Story by meobizy(f): 9:13pm On Jun 16
It's that time of the month. When women bleed yet don't die, someone else has to experience pain.
Re: My Feud With Akwaeke Emezi - Chimamanda Adichie Tells Her Side Of The Story by Chidimizzle: 9:51pm On Jun 16
Maybe you should have tried to read it.

She doesn't have any issue with transgenders, she only highlighted that a transwoman cannot equate her 'newly found' womanly experience with that of a woman who has lived that experience all her life. I wonder how that equates to hating on trangenders.


JohnBullMySon:
For those who do not know,

Feminists always have an issue with transgenders. It didn't start with Chimamanda.
Re: My Feud With Akwaeke Emezi - Chimamanda Adichie Tells Her Side Of The Story by Chidimizzle: 9:56pm On Jun 16
Thank you!!!

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.
Re: My Feud With Akwaeke Emezi - Chimamanda Adichie Tells Her Side Of The Story by RichieMichie: 10:04pm On Jun 16
Coldshisha:
Nonsense... What did Chimamanda say that is wrong?

Bobrisky can never and would never be a woman no matter the expensive surgery

Did you read the article at all? Or you just read the headlines and that's all it took for your hate to jump out?
Re: My Feud With Akwaeke Emezi - Chimamanda Adichie Tells Her Side Of The Story by Munzy14(m): 11:09pm On Jun 16
mariahAngel:


I think she's always trying to prove herself....how good of a writer she is and all that.
All that wasn't necessary to be honest.
Any article concerning her,I no deh read. Except her half of a yellow sun...grin
Re: My Feud With Akwaeke Emezi - Chimamanda Adichie Tells Her Side Of The Story by sisitito01(f): 11:22pm On Jun 16
Chimamanda didn't mention anybody's name in the article. Why this?
Re: My Feud With Akwaeke Emezi - Chimamanda Adichie Tells Her Side Of The Story by Happened: 11:29pm On Jun 16
Lagosianswag:
I'm confused, Are we supposed to apologize for being "Transphobic" "Homophobic"? sad

I have the right to interact with whoever WhatsApp Group Links 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

Re: My Feud With Akwaeke Emezi - Chimamanda Adichie Tells Her Side Of The Story by mariahAngel: 11:58pm On Jun 16
Munzy14:

Any article concerning her,I no deh read. Except her half of a yellow sun...grin


Funny enough, I haven't read any of her books. undecided
Re: My Feud With Akwaeke Emezi - Chimamanda Adichie Tells Her Side Of The Story by safarigirl(f): 12:57am On Jun 17
mariahAngel:


I think she's always trying to prove herself....how good of a writer she is and all that.
All that wasn't necessary to be honest.

Chimamanda Ngọzi-Adichie does not have to prove how good of a writer she is. Anyone with a literary bone in them, will see that she is an exceptional writer, and she writes to address, social ills, not just fictional works.

I have never read any of her books, but everytime I read any of her articles, I am filled with awe, and she inspires any writer to write. She is so good, she can cure writers block.

She has aptly described the ravenous field that social media has become, and blown a trumpet on the increasing lack of humanity in the new generation, and it is something any observant person would have noticed with time. She has elucidated all of that, in simple, but precise sentences that need to be ruminated on, for days.

Chimamanda writes think-pieces, she doesn't just write because she wants to dazzle people. She writes to inspire reflections, and that is, perhaps, what sets her apart from many writers of today.

I dislike the premise of most of her books, I used to wonder why a woman so young wrote books that were traumatic, or better-suited for old people. I may never read any of her books, but you see these articles she writes? I cherish them.

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Re: My Feud With Akwaeke Emezi - Chimamanda Adichie Tells Her Side Of The Story by safarigirl(f): 12:59am On Jun 17
Munzy14:

Any article concerning her,I no deh read. Except her half of a yellow sun...grin


And E fit be school wey make you read that one sef.

I no dey read her books, but try to read her articles, especially this one. If you don't read the part one and two, read the part three, because that is where the real message is.
Re: My Feud With Akwaeke Emezi - Chimamanda Adichie Tells Her Side Of The Story by safarigirl(f): 1:01am On Jun 17
Chidimizzle:
Maybe you should have tried to read it.

She doesn't have any issue with transgenders, she only highlighted that a transwoman cannot equate her 'newly found' womanly experience with that of a woman who has lived that experience all her life. I wonder how that equates to hating on trangenders.


a lot of people on Nairaland do not read, so, they cannot form intellectual opinions on a lot of matters.

This her article has been broken down and analysed, compared to real life situations even, by Twitter users, but you come to Nairaland, and all you are confronted with is juvenile takes, and passive dismissal of brilliance.

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Re: My Feud With Akwaeke Emezi - Chimamanda Adichie Tells Her Side Of The Story by Munzy14(m): 6:31am On Jun 17
safarigirl:


And E fit be school wey make you read that one sef.

I no dey read her books, but try to read her articles, especially this one. If you don't read the part one and two, read the part three, because that is where the real message is.
Her articles are usual okoto long talks of trying to prove rights.


Safari long time, how are you?
Re: My Feud With Akwaeke Emezi - Chimamanda Adichie Tells Her Side Of The Story by Munzy14(m): 6:35am On Jun 17
mariahAngel:


Funny enough, I haven't read any of her books. undecided
I prefer just the only one I read, due to ancestral history anyi....cheesy
Re: My Feud With Akwaeke Emezi - Chimamanda Adichie Tells Her Side Of The Story by safarigirl(f): 7:13am On Jun 17
Munzy14:

Her articles are usual okoto long talks of trying to prove rights.


Safari long time, how are you?

Nah, she wasn't trying to prove rights with this one. She was basically talking about how internet people these days are more concerned with looking like angels online, rather than being angels offline, and how loyalty and compassion are hard to find in young people these days. Like I said, that third part is very much useful.

I'm fine, hope you're good too.

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Re: My Feud With Akwaeke Emezi - Chimamanda Adichie Tells Her Side Of The Story by Blesyn22(m): 8:50am On Jun 17
chicogentil:

To be sincere bro, I wasn't interested in the topic grin grin


Neither was I but I enjoy reading her write-up. She has a good narrative skill.


It takes two to tango. She surely has her faulty side as well.
From her narration, she would love to be addressed as her mentor and her as her protege. She wasn't against it.
Re: My Feud With Akwaeke Emezi - Chimamanda Adichie Tells Her Side Of The Story by Munzy14(m): 9:56am On Jun 17
safarigirl:


Nah, she wasn't trying to prove rights with this one. She was basically talking about how internet people these days are more concerned with looking like angels online, rather than being angels offline, and how loyalty and compassion are hard to find in young people these days. Like I said, that third part is very much useful.

I'm fine, hope you're good too.
I feel initially her feminist stands and ideologies where misinterpreted by Many young ladies, which birthed a new abnormal normal in the modern day society, with most hiding under feminism to sound rude and nasty.

Of recent she has toned down most of feminism talks to advice...I watched a clip she made mention of Ladies hiding under feminism to be nasty...well, it's good she is saying something different in this article...

Yes, I'm good.

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Re: My Feud With Akwaeke Emezi - Chimamanda Adichie Tells Her Side Of The Story by Saintmary(f): 10:54am On Jun 17
BarrElChapo:
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.

Until I meet one up close and personal, I might not be able to understand their reasons, I won't judge them until then

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Re: My Feud With Akwaeke Emezi - Chimamanda Adichie Tells Her Side Of The Story by mariahAngel: 11:27am On Jun 17
Munzy14:

I prefer just the only one I read, due to ancestral history anyi....cheesy

I'll try to read it.


By the way, BBN reunion is starting today I think.
I ga e so ya?
Re: My Feud With Akwaeke Emezi - Chimamanda Adichie Tells Her Side Of The Story by mariahAngel: 11:30am On Jun 17
safarigirl:


Chimamanda Ngọzi-Adichie does not have to prove how good of a writer she is. Anyone with a literary bone in them, will see that she is an exceptional writer, and she writes to address, social ills, not just fictional works.

I have never read any of her books, but everytime I read any of her articles, I am filled with awe, and she inspires any writer to write. She is so good, she can cure writers block.

She has aptly described the ravenous field that social media has become, and blown a trumpet on the increasing lack of humanity in the new generation, and it is something any observant person would have noticed with time. She has elucidated all of that, in simple, but precise sentences that need to be ruminated on, for days.

Chimamanda writes think-pieces, she doesn't just write because she wants to dazzle people. She writes to inspire reflections, and that is, perhaps, what sets her apart from many writers of today.

I dislike the premise of most of her books, I used to wonder why a woman so young wrote books that were traumatic, or better-suited for old people. I may never read any of her books, but you see these articles she writes? I cherish them.

You're also a good writer.

...but I hope you've worked on your attitude though.
Re: My Feud With Akwaeke Emezi - Chimamanda Adichie Tells Her Side Of The Story by BarrElChapo(m): 12:51pm On Jun 17
Saintmary:

Until I meet one up close and personal, I might not be able to understand their reasons, I won't judge them until then

To meet one up close and person would mean you'd have to move to the western world and to the to judge them there may land you in hot waters yunno cheesy
Re: My Feud With Akwaeke Emezi - Chimamanda Adichie Tells Her Side Of The Story by Magnoliaa(f): 1:48pm On Jun 17
Chidimizzle:
Maybe you should have tried to read it.

She doesn't have any issue with transgenders, she only highlighted that a transwoman cannot equate her 'newly found' womanly experience with that of a woman who has lived that experience all her life. I wonder how that equates to hating on trangenders.



He didn't say, "hate." He said, "issues," "having a thing," i.e., clash, disagreements. And rightly so. Nobody should have the right or pass to co-opt womanhood, femininity and our languages. That goes wayyyyy against feminism. You cannot become the opposite sex. It is determined by nature and deeply shaped by culture and socialization. And stating this is not bigotry or phobia.
Re: My Feud With Akwaeke Emezi - Chimamanda Adichie Tells Her Side Of The Story by Munzy14(m): 6:44pm On Jun 17
mariahAngel:


I'll try to read it.


By the way, BBN reunion is starting today I think.
I ga e so ya?
Hia...I na ajukwa aju....Mmecha ka m ga markia attendance na thread sef...cheesy

All those things are things we use in keeping mind off the daily stress, and economy oga bubu..grin


Ya wuru my mom, ya si unu bia tinyere m africa magic ma were ya chefuo uwa ojoor a...

Things av gone from bad to worse...Sharp inflation on all corners...Soon Akwa ga wu 2k per crate.....
Re: My Feud With Akwaeke Emezi - Chimamanda Adichie Tells Her Side Of The Story by mariahAngel: 7:09pm On Jun 17
Munzy14:

Hia...I na ajukwa aju....Mmecha ka m ga markia attendance na thread sef...cheesy
Akwa that old thread?

All those things are things we use in keeping mind off the daily stress, and economy oga bubu..grin
O gworo mmadu ike o.


Ya wuru my mom, ya si unu bia tinyere m africa magic ma were ya chefuo uwa ojoor a...
Same with mine.

Things av gone from bad to worse...Sharp inflation on all corners...Soon Akwa ga wu 2k per crate.....

As in!

I chetara mgbe ahu I kwuru ya na food thread?
I think it was #40/egg then...
Re: My Feud With Akwaeke Emezi - Chimamanda Adichie Tells Her Side Of The Story by Munzy14(m): 7:27pm On Jun 17
mariahAngel:

Akwa that old thread?


O gworo mmadu ike o.



Same with mine.



As in!

I chetara mgbe ahu I kwuru ya na food thread?
I think it was #40/egg then...
Yes...But I prefer the new season..Old thread gwuru m Ike......ndi ara juru ebe ahu..


Yes na...Feed for laying birds went up by 300_500naira per bag, meaning 5400-5600,As at monday...Implication is that egg will soon sell 70naira -80naira per one..

We are heading to serious scarcity with these bandits preventing farmers up north, then herdsmen discouraging farmers down south...Then clueless government locking of border when farmers can't comfortably go to their farms here and there.

Time bomb..If you are in business in naija, i ga enwe foresight...
Re: My Feud With Akwaeke Emezi - Chimamanda Adichie Tells Her Side Of The Story by mariahAngel: 7:36pm On Jun 17
Munzy14:

Yes...But I prefer the new season..Old thread gwuru m Ike......ndi ara juru ebe ahu..
Gosh! They were damn too toxic!


Yes na...Feed for laying birds went up by 300_500naira per bag, meaning 5400-5600,As at monday...Implication is that egg will soon sell 70naira -80naira per one..

We are heading to serious scarcity with these bandits preventing farmers up north, then herdsmen discouraging farmers down south...Then clueless government locking of border when farmers can't comfortably go to their farms here and there.

Time bomb..If you are in business in naija, i ga enwe foresight...

Thinking about it is just scary.
As at today, per dollar exchanged for #512 or so.
Re: My Feud With Akwaeke Emezi - Chimamanda Adichie Tells Her Side Of The Story by Munzy14(m): 7:46pm On Jun 17
mariahAngel:

Gosh! They were damn too toxic!




Thinking about it is just scary.
As at today, per dollar exchanged for #512 or so.
I swear...Ike gwuru...


Scary is understatement, The situation is something else...Any Increment in dollar exchange, Immediately affects the economy..Godwin is a the worst cbn governor ever produced in this country...From 180 as the time Jonathan left, to 512 today..grin


We go survive...just do things you can, and worry less for naija matter...Na 1yr and few months e remain for the most clueless regime ever...to pack their stupidity and leave.....grin

If you scale through 6years plus, 1yr plus na child's play.
Re: My Feud With Akwaeke Emezi - Chimamanda Adichie Tells Her Side Of The Story by mariahAngel: 8:04pm On Jun 17
Munzy14:

I swear...Ike gwuru...


Scary is understatement, The situation is something else...Any Increment in dollar exchange, Immediately affects the economy..Godwin is a the worst cbn governor ever produced in this country...From 180 as the time Jonathan left, to 512 today..grin


We go survive...just do things you can, and worry less for naija matter...Na 1yr and few months e remain for the most clueless regime ever...to pack their stupidity and leave.....grin

If you scale through 6years plus, 1yr plus na child's play.

Buhari's whole government is an embodiment of cluelessness!

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