BY ADEDIWURA OKELEYE
In July 2016, award-winning writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie announced that she had a new baby during a feature interview with Financial Times.
In a recent interview with UK’s Channel 4, she revealed her reasons for completely privatising her pregnancy as she described it as a private period that should be shared with your family and not the whole world.
She 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.”