“You can’t stop me from talking about gays. Keep your love” – Chimamanda Adichie to Nigerian man

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International award-winning novelist, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was in Lagos during the summer of 2016 where she taught a writing workshop as part of an annual event that sees her shuttling between Nigeria and the US. The writing workshop ended in a question-and-answer session, during which a young man asked Adichie a question. She told The Guardian of UK in a recent interview that she recalled the young man saying, “I used to love you. I’ve read all your books. But since you started this whole feminism thing, and since you started to talk about this gay thing, I’m just not sure about you any more. How do you intend to keep the love of people like me?” Adichie said her friends were furious at the young man’s question, but she rather liked his bravery and honesty in asking. She replied him saying, “Keep your love. Because, sadly, while I love to be loved, I will not accept your love if it comes with these conditions.”

Click here for Adichie’s interview with The Guardian of UK

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