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