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"I am an ambassador for myself". I don’t represent Nigeria – Chimamanda Adichie

Nigerian novelist, Chimamanda Adichie has shared that she does not in any way represent her Nigeria but rather "she is an ambassador of herself".

I am an ambassador for myself i dont' represent nigeria chimamanda adichie


gistoftheday.com The Half of a Yellow Sun writer made this known in a conversation with The Africa Report where she also talked about becoming an American citizen.

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According to Adichie, when her father was kidnapped, it was the US Government that came to the rescue.

In her own words, Adichie 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 ‘Purple Hibiscus’ novelist, also opened up on why she initially refused an American passport.

“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 traveling on a Nigerian passport,” she added.






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