Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Pens Piece on Love, Trust and Betrayal


You can like Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, or you can dislike her!

You can even like Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's writing, or dislike it!

Both are personal opinions that you can have; but all over the world, this Nigerian writer is a sensation, and we can see why. She really is no average writer!

Ever since she published her highly successful first novel Purple Hibiscus, she has moved from success to success with huge sellers like Americanah and Half of a Yellow Sun. She is also knows for great short pieces as Dear Ijeawele and the ever famous We Should All be Feminists.

Yesterday, June 15, the writer blessed us with another piece, and this time it's on such themes as love, betayal, loyalty, and Trust. The 3-piece prose is titled; 
"IT IS OBSCENE: A TRUE REFLECTION IN THREE PARTS".

Ever since it became popular, there have been lots of opinions about the piece. There are those who believe that she put it all elaborately and excellently; but there are also those who believe that she  was petty enough to write the piece as a defense, tagging it as a "sub" and "drag" which are internet terminologies that loosely translate to attacks of any kind or magnitude on a person online. There are also the Nigerian feminists who, it seems, have not yet forgiven her for her criticisms against a purported growing hate and high-handedness in the Nigerian feminists circles under the guise of feminism; and who she has displayed the same hate and high-handedness in the article. 

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie however already tackled the perspective in the article. According to her, the writeup is necessary because:
"In this age of social media, where a story travels the world in minutes, silence sometimes means that other people can hijack your story and soon, their false version becomes the defining story about you."

It is important to note that quite a number of the critics of the piece attest to having not had access to the full piece; or having had access to, but not having read it in full; or having read it in full but not understood it well enough. 

Why don't you be the judge and decide? Read her and take a stance, if you would. It can be accessed in full here: https://www.chimamanda.com/

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