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Chimamanda Adichie: “There are things about Nigeria I don’t like “No. I am an ambassador for myself. I don’t represent Nigeria

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, a Nigerian writer whose works range from novels, short stories to nonfiction. Described in The Times Literary Supplement as “the most prominent” of a “procession of critically acclaimed young anglophone authors is succeeding in attracting a new generation of readers to African literature”.

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Nigerian novelist, Chimamanda Adichie has disclosed that she is an ambassador of
herself and not representing Nigeria in a conversation with Africa
Report

The “Purple Hibiscus” writer made this known in a conversation with Africa
Report where she talked about her reasons for becoming an American citizen.

American Government rescued her father when he was kidnapped, according to her statement.

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And she said:
“No. I am an ambassador for myself. I don’t represent Nigeria; there are things about Nigeria I don’t like, but at the same time I am very very proud of my Nigerian identity.

“I was born and raised in Nigeria, which I didn’t leave until I was 19. I’m proud to
be Nigerian, I’m proud to be African, I’m proud to be Igbo.

“I would not be who I am today if I wasn’t all of those things.

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The ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ Author, also disclosed why she changed her mind on becoming an American Citizen after neglecting it in the past.

she added that: “For a long time, I didn’t want to become a US citizen because I believed that part of the experience of being Nigerian is experiencing the humiliations of travelling on a Nigerian passport,” .

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