I Find The Expression ‘Baby Bump’ Very Irritating -Chimamanda Adichie


The words “Baby bumps” is a popular thing among the female celebrities across the world including Nigeria. They used this expression to show off whilst they’re pregnant. But for Adichie, is always good to share the experience with your loved ones not to the general public. For the fact that you are a celebrity does not mean that you have to show your pregnancy to the world.

Multi-Award Winning Writer, Chimamanda Ngozi-Adichie in a recent interview with a UK based satellite station, Channel 4 News, where she discuss issues about racism in America and the UK, among other matters gives a different opinion on the issue of baby bumps among the female celebrities.

The Author of the popular book, Americanah, Chimamanda 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.” This approach of hers to family matters also affects the way she has been keeping her child who, she, for instance, would want to lead an ordinary but meaningful life. “I don’t want her to think it is normal to have her picture in newspapers, because it is not. Just because your mother happens to write and sometimes have her pictures in the newspapers, doesn’t mean you get to,” Chimamanda added.