Nigerian writer, Chimamanda Adichie reveals why she kept her child birth a secret


In a recent interview with Financial Times, Chimamanda Adichie revealed that she and her husband welcomed their daughter a while back but they decided to keep it private.

The 38-year-old writer said:

“This is the first time I’m saying it publicly. I have a lovely little girl so I feel like I haven’t slept . . . but it’s also just really lovely and strange. I have some friends who probably don’t know I was pregnant or that I had a baby. I just feel like we live in an age when women are supposed to perform pregnancy. We don’t expect fathers to perform fatherhood. I went into hiding. I wanted it to be as personal as possible.”

Chimamanda Adichie and her husband, Dr. Ivara Esegee, welcomed their first baby earlier this year.

Congratulations to them.