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In a recent interview with UK’s Channel 4 News, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie talked about a whole lot including racism in America and the UK, feminism, Black Lives Matter movement, motherhood, the Bring Back Our Girls movement and the American elections. 

On the issue of her pregnancy, she said "I wanted my pregnancy to be something I shared with the people I love, with the people who know me. There is a kind of pregnancy as a trendy thing that I find very uncomfortable with, and I deeply dislike expressions like ‘baby bump’. I find it very irritating. It was a very deeply introspective time, thinking about (how) my life is going to change forever and the enormousness of bringing a baby into the world. It was a sacred time for me and I wanted to share it with the people I love."

She also said she wants to keep her daughter away from limelight as she doesn't want her to think it's normal to have her pictures in news papers because it's not.

"Just because of your mother happens to write and sometimes have her pictures in the newspapers, doesn’t mean you get to."

Watch the interview below