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Address me as Miss not Mrs “.- Chimamanda Adichie warns journalist

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Award�winning�writer Chimanda-Adichie has many speculating if her marriage with U.S based doctor, Dr. Ivara Esegee is intact after she told a Sunnewsonline journalist to address her as “Miss” not “Mrs”.She said

“Before we start, please, I just want to say that�my name is�Chimamanda Adichie. That’s how I want it; that’s how I’m ad-dressed, and it is not Mrs but Miss. Ms: that’s how I want it. I am saying this, because I just got a mail from my manager this morning. It seems that there are people who attended the�church service, and they wrote about it, addressing me as Mrs. Chimamanda (Esege). I didn’t like that at all. Somy name is�Chimamanda Adichie, full stop!�My name is�Chimamada Adichie. If you want to put label for me, put Ms. “

But people know that you’re married. As an Igbo girl, you know our culture, the interviewer countered…..

“What does our culture do? Let me tell you about our culture. This thing that you are calling our culture �that when you marry somebody, you’ll start call-ing her Mrs. Somebody �is not our culture; it is Western culture. If you want to talk about our culture, you need to go to people in real Igbo land. But it is true. My grandfather’s name is David. His name is also Nwoye. They call him Nwoye Omeni.
Omeni was his mother. You know why? It is to help distinguish him, because there are often many wives. So, it was his mother that they used to identify him. They know that all of these people came from the same compound, but whose child is this one. You may go and ask people who is Nwoye Omeni, and they’ll tell you it is mygrandfather. So, conversation about culture is a long one. I don’t even want to have it.”


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