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Chimamanda is on a media roll!

Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie who was recently nominated for Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction with an award of $50,000 up for grabs – (click here to read), has been promoting her latest book – “Americanah“.

She sits with Lola Ogunnaike on Arise Entertainment 360, and speaks on gender equality, feminism, Beyoncé‘s “Flawless“, Lupita Nyong’o and Half of a Yellow Sun adaptation.

Watch!

70 Comments

  1. Big African Dong; Ranky Dude

    March 14, 2014 at 2:58 am

    ♥ chimamanda ♥

  2. Wtith all d buzz she’s been generating, I knew she had 2 be promoting something. Amazing book <3

  3. Lol, lola is funny. Asking her what it feels like to be a literary rockstar. ♥

  4. chiege

    March 14, 2014 at 3:17 am

    God bless your mama, Chimamanda. Its so easy to get carried away by the success, not her. I’m siting an Oprah interview soon.

  5. oma

    March 14, 2014 at 3:23 am

    go girl!!!!!

  6. GreenDiamond

    March 14, 2014 at 4:01 am

    Buying this book now! my lady looks absolutely classy as usual

  7. TAIWO

    March 14, 2014 at 7:22 am

    I fell in love with Chimamanda when I read Purple Hibiscus (the style, originality, story-telling ability)and have been a fan since then. She’s my role model actually & one of the people I look up to in my writing career. I think she’s doing great. Would love to meet her.

  8. Carol

    March 14, 2014 at 7:44 am

    Love this lady’s attitudes and views on life. Flawless.

  9. @edDREAMZ

    March 14, 2014 at 7:59 am

    I need to read her books…. I really want to understand her person frm her books….
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    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

  10. Eve82

    March 14, 2014 at 8:26 am

    Our daily dose of Chimamanda courtesy of BN. Last month it was Lupita, I’m taking a guess on who it’s going to be next month.

    BN post my comment!

  11. mariam light

    March 14, 2014 at 8:57 am

    I am in love with her, she is so graceful.
    I have to read her books.

  12. Frank

    March 14, 2014 at 8:58 am

    Chimamanda I love and respect u cos you’ve made us Nigerians proud but this “feminism” is a big NO NO NO !!! For me.Men and Women are not equal even biblically proven.I must say it’s a campaign for women to disrespect their husbands,that means that a man will cook for his wife,do domestic works.A women supposed to be under his husband no matter the man financial conditions because he’s the head of the family.I’m against so called “feminism” especially in marriage.Pls it’s not an African culture.Habaaaaa!!!!!!!

    • Fountain of Paper

      March 14, 2014 at 9:06 am

      The problem I have with comments like this is the assumption that everybody is governed by the tenets of the Bible. Secondly, is there a selective adherence to this Bible? Since it is the oh-so-super-absolute- book wherein all wisdom stems?
      Finally, if feminism is a construct of the West which leads women to disrespect their husbands, please tell me… what about women without husbands? Are they allowed to be feminists? Or does that make them angry bra-burning women?

    • Jane Public

      March 14, 2014 at 11:24 am

      He is a troll, why are you giving him any attention. He should learn to write good English first, or how can a man who claims to be “superior” and can’t type something as simple as English. What makes him superior if his brain can’t even comprehend good and proper English my 5yr old cousin will not even write. If you believe you are superior at least prove it and not just disgrace yourself with piss poor English.

    • Sandi

      March 14, 2014 at 12:12 pm

      Even with that the Bible doesn’t support his notion that men and women aren’t equal. We are equal whether man or woman, slave or free. Everyone is equal. I do have a problem with the way modern feminism is, but seriously this whole justifying ones ignorance and evil by saying the Bible supports it, is ridiculous and stupid.

    • Lagos is my home

      March 14, 2014 at 9:10 am

      May me or any members of my family meet, mingle or marry such demented men like you…… From my lips to God’s ears . Amen amen ……. There is really not much to say to you, I hope u get all the help u need, enough SAID

    • Lagos is my home

      March 14, 2014 at 9:12 am

      ****never meet, mingle

    • this topic

      March 14, 2014 at 9:22 am

      If you are a woman, will you love to be unequal to the man? We are equal but with different roles, atink.

      Sometimes African culture or even your family opinion contradicts THE BIBLE.

      The Bible is GOD’S Message not the white man’s. It has been TESTED and TRUSTED.

    • Isabella

      March 14, 2014 at 9:31 am

      Frank, you are a complete disgrace. I am personally smarter than all the men I know so tell me why inspite of this, I am obligated to be be your servant because the bible says so.

    • AA

      March 14, 2014 at 2:20 pm

      HAAAAAA!!! “Women are supposed to be under men no matter their financial situation”. Eya, now I know why you are pained. You girl just dumped you cuz you are broke and your are taking your frustration out on all women, abi? Oya no vex dear

    • Ade

      March 14, 2014 at 3:00 pm

      What does feminism have to do with marriage and respecting husbands?

  13. yostic

    March 14, 2014 at 9:07 am

    Here we go again…

  14. Diya

    March 14, 2014 at 9:50 am

    I love this girl. She’s giving Nigeria a good name.

  15. Frank

    March 14, 2014 at 9:59 am

    @fountain of paper,thanks for being civil over my comment,here are the bible references against “FEMINISM” in marriage Ephesians 5.23,1 Timothy 2 :11-15,1 Timothy 2:12.Let’s not be deceived by so called word “FEMINISM” which campaigns women [email protected] Isabella to disrespect their husband.Honestly”FEMINISM” doesn’t exist in my dictionary at all.And you @isabella,you are smarter than most men you know.i’m very very sorry for your husband or rather husband to be,women like you have used that word “FEMINISM” to turn their husbands as Akpan.Pls learn how to be submissive in marriage.I say again men and women are not equal and can not be.As an African,we do it in our own African culture.Come again @ Isabella

    • Nma

      March 14, 2014 at 12:53 pm

      Did u even read what she wrote? She emphasized on the bible not being every Nigerian’s moral compass and u are here giving her bible quotations. Again, not all Nigerians follow biblical doctrines so lets pragmatically reason like human beings with different ideals! Stop assuming that all Nigerians reason and think alike biko! There lies ur problem.

    • Miss_Flygerian

      March 14, 2014 at 12:57 pm

      Go back to Linda Ikeji or Nairaland or whatever website for people with low IQ you crawled out from. This site is not for the intellectually lazy. This site is not for people who can’t make an argument devoid of religious sentiments. This site is not for people who only remember the Bible when there is a passage in there that favors them (even then, the passage is misconstrued most times). This site is not for adults stuck with a kid’s brain. Thank you.

    • gia

      March 22, 2014 at 8:08 pm

      CHOI!!!!See finishing!!!!LMAO!!!

    • Nma

      March 14, 2014 at 1:05 pm

      Oh and by the way i find it very ironic how u closed off with “As an African,we do it in our own African culture”….LOL! This is funny to me because certain aspects of our “african culture” and the bible are like day and night…and i mean the original african culture. Only in recent times did people start inculcating biblical and western ideals into the african culture. For instance, the bible said do not kill, an african culture practiced killing of twins back in the day. The bible said to marry one wife, yet many african cultures practiced and still practice polygamy. The bible ssaid to kill a witch, yet many african cultures worshipped and revered witches, gods and goddesses back in the day. The bible only condoned marriage between man and woman yet a few african cultures condoned childless widows marrying other women to bear a child for the dead hubby’s family….they still technically married another woman. So many other contradictions to name. So before u start with ur “the bible says….” and “our culture dictates…” bull….sit and think because it seems like you’re the confused one here.

    • AA

      March 14, 2014 at 2:46 pm

      I WAS ABOUT TO SAY THAT!!! How can you quote the bible to justify African culture when a good 70% of the crap Naija men pull is TOTALLY AGAINST THE BIBLE??? As in, bible should be the last point of reference for Frank. Lets talk about adultery, what does the bible say about that? Spousal abuse? What about the part of the bible that asks men to love their wives as Christ loves the Church? How does that support African culture? That part is totally against African culture because it calls on men to love their wives to the point of sacrifice, do you see an African man doing that? Have a seat Frank!!!

    • Mz Socially Awkward...

      March 14, 2014 at 1:53 pm

      Frank, I need you to seperate your arguments. On the one hand you’re relying on the bible and on the other hand you’re relying on African culture to justify your stance about feminism.

      The Bible – why is it that prejudiced males ALWAYS alude to Eph 5:23 WITHOUT begining your reading from Eph 5:21? “Submit yourselves to one another in the fear of God”. That’s where this whole epistle on submission begins, are you submitting to your wife in the fear of God when you beat her, cheat on her or demand she takes her pregnant self to the kitchen to pound yam for you at 10pm at night? Why was the husband referenced by Paul as being the head of the church? Was it to lord it over another humanbeing or was it instead because husbands should emulate Christ’s protection of the church and “save the body” (see verse 23)?

      You don’t even understand what feminism means. Look at your archaic references to a man cooking, cleaning and becoming an Akpan (by this, I assume you mean a houseboy?) for his wife. So what if he carries out domestic chores for his wife? Did the bible you read specifically tell you that it’s a sin for a man to do housework?

      Your reference here – 1 Timothy 2:11-15 – is also short sighted. Paul, being a Jew, often harkened back to the books of Moses and the books of the prophets. The verses you quoted are themselves a reference to the words God spoke in Genesis 3:16 “…thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee” – which is why Paul finishes up that particular section of his letter by saying women will be saved through childbirth. Now, whether Paul believed that salvation hadn’t redeemed the sin which Eve committed and considered that women needed to atone for that transgression, I do not know because the following verses of scripture continue with God declaring to Adam “… cursed [is] the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat [of] it all the days of thy life; Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou retun unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou [art], and unto dust shalt thou return.” (verses 17-19). I’m trying very hard not to enter into heresy by taking this line of thinking but let me ask you this – are you one of those Christians who goes to church praying fervently that God will expand your territory, give you the inheritance of kings, restore your losses in a hundred fold, cause you to claim every ground where your feet enter upon, etc. etc. Why haven’t you accepted the curse placed over Adam as your birthright? Would that be because Christ came to redeem us from the curse of sin? I do not claim to know all the mysteries of God but I know what side of salvation I strongly hold unto, redeemed from the curse of sin and called into His Glorious inheritance.

      Finally, I choose to take my cue on this subject of gender roles from Christ Himself. When He lived among men, He never sent women to the kitchen to cook – if anything, He urged Martha to come out of the kitchen and learn at His feet as Mary had been doing. Notice how He didn’t say to Mary “Can’t you see men are discussing, go and prepare food like your sister”? He allowed women travel as part of his gathering of disciples (Luke 8:1-3), went into long conversations with them in a bid to covert them (John 4:4-30), broke the news of his resurrection first to the women (Matt 28:1-10) and even his entry into this world was effected through a woman, and trust me – He is God. He could have done that differently and simply just appeared out of nowhere to start existing. Don’t bring the argument of Him not having female disciples among the 12 because we know very well that women didn’t have the freedom of traveling alone to effect His great commission, like Peter, Paul, John, Stephen, Barnabas, etc, or the ability to speak in public to Pharisees/ Saducees/etc during that era; however, Jesus in His own personal relation with them, didn’t discriminate. And if my Lord held women in such high esteem, I really don’t see why any mere mortal with his limited views on life can decide that the female gender is not worthy of such freedoms which the true spirit of “Feminism” advocates. Again, I recommend that you go away and get some understanding of what that word really means.

      And P.S: Your second argument that “feminism” isn’t “African is very, very flawed. Please go back and actually STUDY your history (too many Nigerians like you have chosen to remain blissfully ignorant of their own damn history) to understand what role women occupied in different cultural settings before the colonization of Africa. Plus, remember that Africa is not a country so there can be no single, all-encompassing definition of what’s “african” and what is not.

    • Cancel Reply

      March 14, 2014 at 3:28 pm

      @Frank, Men like you prefer to keep women in a box because you feel less threatened. A woman is not a doormat, she is not a slave, a woman has the right to

      attain her full potentials. You choose to support this notion because as a man, you benefit from this gender caste system.

      Using the bible to support your retrogressive notion is very unreasonable. First of, not everyone is christian, and you CANNOT not use your religious sentiments to judge billions of women. Also, you will find that some christian women do not subscribe to the bible tenets that suppress them. Secondly, there are so many things in the Bible that are undeniably questionable. The bible was written in a patriachial society by MEN, so of course some biblical texts subjugate women. Lastly, culture is dynamic and not static, it changes overtime. What was acceptable in 2000 B.C, may not necessarily be the norm today. There are parts in the bible (Duet 22:28) that states that a rape victim has to marry her rapist, while her father be given money by the rapist. God forbid, but if someone you know is raped, would you actually support her marrying her rapist? Will you think it’s okay because it is in the bible?

      Frank, let’s go with your logic and assume that everyone is a christian, do you not see the texts in the bible that call for parity ? Galatians 3:28 says, “There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus”. I am sure you have seen these verses but choose to ignore them because they do not support male dominance. It’s easier for you to focus on the verses that allows you be a d***head to women- right? When you read the words of Christ, it’s not hard to see that he did not believe in inequity and discrimination. Please stop being a knucklehead and using the bible to justify the subjugation of women. Women were not brought into this world to be slaves to men. Having different body parts from men does not make us lesser beings!

    • JACKIE

      March 17, 2014 at 9:17 pm

      FRANK FRANK FRANK…How many times did I call you? – jee nwuo ogwu gi, okpo!

  16. Sir Farouk

    March 14, 2014 at 10:04 am

    I really like that she is using her fame to speak about issues that are dear to her and spurring discussion even at the risk of offending some straight laced people. I like her social commentary

  17. Cat on a hot tin roof

    March 14, 2014 at 10:20 am

    Hmmmmn, it is interesting that she doesn’t say anything about the process of Beyonce sampling her TED talk. She also goes on to say if she isn’t pleased with something she says nothing… Hmmmn

  18. Amara

    March 14, 2014 at 10:24 am

    Lovely interview. Fingers crossed for the movie adaptation of Americanah starring Lupita Nyong’o. That will be something.

    By the way, Bella Naija, Chimamanda won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Americanah last night. It deserves another post. Congrats Chimamanda.

  19. Subtle touch

    March 14, 2014 at 10:28 am

    Hmmm @ Frank I shake my bum bum for this your statement: “I must say it’s a campaign for women to disrespect their husbands,that means that a man will cook for his wife,do domestic works.” So for you, all that is disrespect is cooking and doing domestic work in your home instead of your wife? With this mentality, you really need to remain single till forever and not enslave any woman that comes your way.

    • Fm2

      March 14, 2014 at 11:25 am

      Thank you “subtle touch” for yor response to Frank. And to think I have daughters who will be sharing this world with folks like “Frank” mentality as potential mate…..chai!!!.i cover my daughters , my sister, my nieces, my friends, even my enemies with the blood of Jesus….They are saved from the “Franks” of their generation IJN

    • Jane Public

      March 14, 2014 at 12:02 pm

      You can be rest assured your daughters won’t marry men like him. People like that get who they deserve, and he definitely would. No need losing sleep about your precious girls sharing the same space as men like him. Men like him always find their level, thankfully. Social classes exist for a reason.

  20. Mz Socially Awkward...

    March 14, 2014 at 11:05 am

    Oooooh, check how she clammed up when it came to discussing the background behind Beyonce sampling that her speech on feminism. Very unlike Chimamanda so I’m just going to jump the gun and infer there’s a juicy backstory which someone needs to share…

    And why don’t Naija interviewers conduct these kinds of well developed, interesting interviews with her? Ehn? Na to spend the whole time to dey talk about her nachi hair… Speaking of which, I love the hairstyle and the boots! I need both in my life.

    I also need to find out more deets about this supposed premiering of “Half of a yellow sun” in the UK, if for nothing else, for the drool factor of hearing my Chiwetel spouting some correct Igbo into my waiting ears…

    • Nadia Denton

      March 14, 2014 at 12:30 pm

      Half of a Yellow Sun comes out in the UK on 11th April. It will probably have a limited theatrical release so depends on which part of the UK you are in. I imagine any decent art house cinema you are near to should have it.

    • Mz Socially Awkward...

      March 14, 2014 at 1:58 pm

      Thanks, hon! I’m not sure such a thing as an art house exists in my domain (actually, there’s one I know about but it seems to only screen European movies 99% of the time. Maybe “Half of a Yellow Sun” will fall into the 1% category…)

      Failing my attempt to see it on the big screen, I’ll await the DVD release.

  21. Peaches77

    March 14, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    Common girrrll!!

  22. Iris

    March 14, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    All of a sudden I feel like Beyonce pulled a Beyonce and sampled the talk without asking first or Chimamanda didn’t know what song was going to be used LOL. See how utterly pleasant she is in this interview compared to how it seemed at the beginning of that one with The Sun. Nobody here asked her about whether she was Mrs. Miss Ms or Mr. This interviewer actually realised what she was there to do.

  23. Frank

    March 14, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    @ jane public, professor wole Soyinka,I pity your husband,very sorry for him.Keep giving your daughters impressions that men and women are [email protected] I’m happily married.our women are being radicalised by so called “FEMINISM”

    • Jane Public

      March 14, 2014 at 3:45 pm

      of all the responses to your comment, you chose to respond to mine because all the English written below your coment is way above your head to understand, not to talk of coming back with a smart retort because we all know intelligence is not your forte. Dinosaur like you. Don’t pity my husband, he is so very lucky my Mama raised me right. Your wife on the other hand, pity is more than what I feel for her.

    • stupidityslayer

      March 14, 2014 at 7:15 pm

      Abeg Jane just ignore him. He has no intelligent response to any argument that was made against him, but yet he is shouting that men and women are not equal. I agree with him because the women in this post have clearly shown that they are intellectually superior to him.

  24. Frank

    March 14, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    All you single mothers attacking me on this blog,here are some advices for your daughters so that they won’t fall victim like their mothers(1)On board,there are captain(man)and co-pilot (wife)responsible for passengers lives(children)The captain make the final decisions because his more experienced and the one with responsibility and also the captain will not ignore his co-pilot [email protected] public,Struggle for power tussle in marriage (Feminism)brings problem.Our beloved chimamanda is campaigning for western culture(feminism)Enough is Enough!!!!i’m done.Thanks

    • Jane Public

      March 14, 2014 at 4:02 pm

      It reveals the level of your intelligence to use the words single mothers to make your point. So, a woman whose husband is dead and now a single mother is not allowed to have the views of those “attacking” you to make their point. Or you think many single mothers out there, don’t have a better lot in life than your wife. It must be hard being married to you. Really feel sorry for Mrs Frank. You have assumed that they are single mothers. Don’t quit your day job because seer is definitely not one of your skills. You assumed none of them can be happily married because you don’t believe that there are men out there who you are not half of what those men are, who allow their wives to be strong members of the family with opinions to be respected. Why must everything be a struggle for power? Okay, you have power in your home and you are so power drunk like this, you don’t want anyone to “struggle it away from you”. What will happen when you become a local government chairman? I won’t even go as far as say governor. If power in your home is the greatest of all your achievements (which is evident), I truly feel sorry for you because a man who is hanging so hard to the power he has in his home, obviously doesn’t have much going on for him outside. King Frank, take several seats please, your mates have billion dollar companies they are running and are effecting change and controlling things, running things, true power, you are here stilla rguing about the place of a woman beneath you. Men who claim so hard their masculinity, you need to wonder what is going on in the trousers. How big is the cahones.

    • Mz Socially Awkward...

      March 14, 2014 at 5:29 pm

      STOP USING WORDS YOU CLEARLY DON’T UNDERSTAND! Arrrghhh, every time you reduce feminism to power tussles in Marraige, you sully the amazing work of Emmeline Pankhurst (who fought to improve the social conditions of women in the early 1900s); Susan B. Anthony (who fought against slavery and women’s inability to vote); Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti (who fought against unfair taxation of Abeokuta market women in the 1940s); all the Abeokuta women that joined her; all the Aba Market Women involved in their own separate struggle of the 1930s; my own grandparents of blessed memory who ensured their 1st daughter (my mother) received first class education to every level; and every single brave man and woman who has changed today’s society by demanding rights for women in the workplace, schools, economy, political offices, etc.

      You’re clearly already an Internet user so can you please google search the meaning of the word before misusing it again? There used to be white people who reasoned like you when confronted with the idea that black people were entitled to equal human rights and they also used supposed biblical references to support their resistance. Will you willingly accept a white person saying to your face that you’re a second-class citizen?

      Stop being ignorant and go find out about feminism on Wikipedia or something.

  25. Frank

    March 14, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    @jane public,I’m sorry to said that you are married because you doesn’t sound like a married women.Is that the name you called your husband at home???Soooorrrryyy.If you are the last woman on earth I rather be single,on the hand if I’m the only man on earth I rather be single.Women like you can’t even stay with a man.Anyway,ofcourse you are single mother.Why am I replying your comments? Use the word ” feminism” to drag men [email protected] reply,don’t get me wrong I didn’t and never said that women are slaves…. No no no no pls !!!!.i’m against feminism in [email protected] public be civil and support your comments with facts.stop being rude as you are to your husband or rather husband to be.

    • Jane Public

      March 14, 2014 at 4:49 pm

      @jane public,I’m sorry to said that you are married. I stopped reading from that point. My brain can’t deal. I am sorry.

  26. Frank

    March 14, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    Single mothers(divorcees)@jane public remember we are talking about gender equality(Feminism) in marriage,we are not talking about power struggle.i gave you power struggle between husband and wife as an example.Anyway look at the way you used “feminism” to disrespect your husband.Why am I replying you? When u ve showed rudeness via your comments.Look at the way you are insulting a man like me.Well !!!! women like end up being single.(divorcee)Don’t let feminism destroy your daughters marriage.I will still stand on what I said and still saying that men and women are not equal.it’s not [email protected] reply what do u mean by not all people are Christians?Christianity has nothing to do with culture.

    • Hauwa

      March 14, 2014 at 5:53 pm

      Look at the way you are insulting a man like me. I haff died. BN commenters no go kill me. @Jane and Ms SA, arguing with a dumbass like this is actually beneath you. You ladies are mentally and in every way superior to this mofo. Leave him let him go home and rule over his wife. As @jane said that is the only place he has any authority and importance. Ewu gambia. it is in african culture to use the internet abi. Ode

    • Iris

      March 14, 2014 at 6:55 pm

      Honestly, why bother? He isn’t worth the trouble *sigh*When men like this hear “feminism” and “gender equality” they think it means we’re saying a woman wants to assert superiority on every issue from the bedroom to the office and then proceed to tell him to wash her clothes for good measure. Frank please go home and rule over your wife. I hope for your sake she’s happy.

    • Sade

      March 14, 2014 at 10:40 pm

      It is a no no for you. Abeg waka make we hear word. At least you have said it is no no for you and thankfully not for all men. Now that you have repeated it many times has it made you feel better? Has it made your words gospel that will be preached in church or will they add it to the educational syllabus? Has it increased the size of your Penis? Keep repeating the same thing over and over again like a moronic robot. As if your opinion is valuable to anybody else but yourself. Are you a billionaire, have you found the cure for cancer, are you the Pope, the president of America or some important public figure? No to all those questions. Who flipping cares what you think that you keep coming back to say it over and over again. A stadium full of seats please. You must be a nag in real life. Nag, nag, nag, nag, nag, keep hammering on the same thing and never let anything go type of man. Your poor wife will never get a word in edgewise. Keep repeating the same thing over and over again like a broken record. It must be exhausting to live with or even know a tiresome person like you.

  27. Chike

    March 14, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    What does Christianity have to do with culture? Coming from the same person who mentioned the Bible in an earlier comment. I am a man and bro you sound like an Idiot. A big one. Men don’t need people like you to fight for us. You are wondering why you are being insulted, well you deserve it. Coming back and forth and arguing with women. You no get shame? Bros you fall our hand big time. Just give up. You are making no sense at all

  28. ogeAdiro

    March 14, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    Jane and Frank, you two will make a good couple. Una names even sound good together.

  29. Chinma Eke

    March 14, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    Please where is this archaic Frank character from?

  30. Pb fabulous

    March 14, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    @frank i am a man like u but i hav to say dis “you are a big fool” go tru all ur comments and u will knw why i called u dat, , , i had to show my dad nd uncles mhenn they were laffing @ foolishness

  31. Frank

    March 14, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    @Chinma Eke,from your pix you don’t look nice enough for archaic frank to reply [email protected] chike don’t call me idiot because of opinions on feminism.men like you are disgrace to manhood.Abi na your wife dey marry you,”woman wrapper”you are not a real man I can’t and won’t talk to somebody like.We are talking about feminism or gender equality in marriage.Go and wash your wife clothes and cook for her.u be man? Abeegiii disappear [email protected] my wife is very happy.i didn’t say that women are slaves pls pls !!! My wife is not a slave but the idea of gender equality is a big NO NO NO !!! For [email protected], your husband is Ewu Gambia.I hate the word”FEMINISM”

    • Bukky

      March 14, 2014 at 10:31 pm

      It’s so scary to think there are tons of men with Frank’s mentality out there in Naija. My only prayer is that God keeps my family, friends and daughters from such retarded and archaic creatures!

    • Frank, I’ve really tried to understand you, I just spent 30mins of my life analyzing your comments, trying to make sense of it, but Frank I just can’t. Not today, not ever.
      First, in typical Nigerian male chauvinist style, u quote the bible.
      Next, African culture, which I’m not quite sure you understand,
      Then, u quote Omotola, really? OMOTOLA, a woman. U just stole her pilot & co-pilot BS & posted it here.
      Finally, u resort to cussing out Jane, & Chinma

      I think we should all slow clap for the amazing women who took their time to try to expand your tunnel vision, fountain of paper, Jane, Mz Socially Awkward, Sandi, Isabela, ms. Flygerian, Nma, Cancel reply, Subtle touch & even the men, Chike & PB fabulous.

      Finally, Frank, I do not think the problem here is feminism, Chimamanda, Jane or women. Frank the problem is YOU. YOU are the problem. YOU & only YOU. Frank, pls next time, don’t comment & don’t make arguments you can’t defend. Frank onise, face ya work.

    • Spicy

      March 15, 2014 at 11:35 am

      Ok Frank i will come down to your level now,forget wasting my time on an intellectual response, my dears Jane Public and Ms SA have both tried and their replies completely flew over your head. Mate GTFOH with your chauvinist self, we don’t need the likes of you here, now shoo,fly away, bye!

  32. Nikon

    March 14, 2014 at 11:47 pm

    The first rule of responding to comments is to check for complete sentences and reasonable grammar. In the case of Frank, the first three words were a dead giveaway that it was an exercise in futility trying to reason with a Neanderthal like him. Simple put, it would be madness trying to have a reasonable argurment with a two year old or discussing Einstein’s theory of relativity with a 4 year old. In special cases like Frank, its better to simply admit to ourselves that not everyone was blessed with a large amounts of gray matter and that some village is missing its resident idiot who is trolling around blogs. Getting off of my soap box now…

  33. NNENNE

    March 14, 2014 at 11:50 pm

    @Jane Public and Ms. SA… Thanks a lot.
    I need not say more.

  34. genevieve

    March 15, 2014 at 1:22 am

    @frank …definition of feminism ” Feminism is a collection of movements and ideologies aimed at defining, establishing, and defending equal political, economic, and social rights for women. This includes seeking to establish equal opportunities for women in education and employment. A feminist advocates or supports the rights and equality of women. Culture, Culture, Culture, who made these so called ”african culture”? isn’t it the men (patriarchy) i believe in gender equality and feminism. if not for feminism i (female) would have been in the farm instead of school. the thing is some men are threatened by successful women, i was talking to one of my male friends today and he asked me why feminists hate men? i told him that is not feminism, that is a misconception. yes i believe women should submit to their husbands but i also believe women should not be paid less than their male counterparts at work. if you are going to quote bible also quote that Christ said men should love their wives as Christ loved the church eph 5.22-33. please don’t contradict yourself.

  35. cledges

    March 15, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    @ Mz Socially Akward, do you have a blog? would be happy to follow, if you don’t start one. I find you pretty interesting and SMART. kudos.

  36. Lizzie

    April 11, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    Americanah is an amazing book !!! I think there might be a film in the works however I don’t want Lupita to play ifem , I just don’t imagine ifem as Lupita . Lupita is a great actress but I would prefer someone else to play ifem . Great interview and I love Chimamanda’s hair she looked beautiful as always

  37. Theresa Doghor

    June 3, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    Amazing
    Awesome
    Fabulous!
    Chimamanda is such an amazing speaker.

  38. D'Man

    June 6, 2014 at 9:56 am

    Frank my -. I just read the comments. And I’m sorry. He disappointed me. This is a man stuck to his principles and own ‘definition and conception’ of feminism and he is not ready to change it for anything, not even the whole world. **so sad**

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