Nigerian author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has declared that she feels sorry for men because they can’t have the experience of giving birth.
The award winning author author made this known during an interview with Vulture. In the interview, she said becoming a mommy showed her “a new emotional plane” that has added value to her writing.
“My baby happened, and it’s important to talk honestly about this, because having her changed a lot.
“Having a child gets in the way of writing. It does. You can’t own your time the way you used to.
“But the other thing that motherhood does — and I kind of feel sorry for men that they can’t have this — is open up a new emotional plane that can feed your art.”
Chimamanda also made a shocking confession saying she thought she would not be a good mother because she was “so dedicated to [her] art” to the point that she used to think she wouldn’t be a good mother.
“I said to myself, I have nephews and nieces who I adore, and I helped raise them, so those will be my children. That’s what I thought for a long time, because I felt that I couldn’t be true to both my art and my child”, the Americanah author recounted.
Recall that in time past, the celebrated author had stirred controversy over some of her unpopular views.