"I used to think I wouldn’t be a good mother''- author says
Chimamanda Adichie says she thought her career won't make be a great mother.
The author made this known while granting an interview with David Marchese of the Vulture. According to her, she didn't think she would be a good mother because of her dedication to her art.
"Yes. I used to think I wouldn’t be a good mother because I was so dedicated to my art. 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," she said.
She then went on to explain how getting older changed her views and perception which led to her having a child and being a great mum.
"Getting older. I like to joke and say that you’re ready [to have a child] when your body isn’t ready, and when your body is ready, you’re not mentally ready. I guess you have the best eggs when you’re, like, 22, but at 22 you don’t even know yourself. Then when you’re 38 and know yourself, your eggs are not the best quality.
"Anyway, we’ll talk about eggs another time. But 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," she said.
Chimamanda Adichie who has always had a way with words and said a lot of things that have shaken a lot of tables.
Chimamanda Adichie says she has issues with men holding doors for women [Video]
Chimamanda Adichie back in June 2018 shared one of her personal views and this time she says she has a problem with men holding doors for women. The award-winning author made this known during her recent interview with Trevor Noah. According to Chimamanda, even though she likes the idea of men holding the door for women, she has a problem with it.
"I think just like holding the door shouldn't be gender because we should open the door for everyone. I hold the door for men and women. I think the idea of sort of holding the door for a woman because she is a woman, I have trouble with, I'm quite happy for people to hold the door for me i hope they are not doing for the sort of idea of chivalry because chivalry is the idea of women are somehow weak and need protecting but we know that there many women who are stronger than men," she said
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