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“Men created things that benefited them and called it culture”- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.(VIDEO)

Nigerian and influential  and controversial  writer and Feminist , Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie said that men created  things that benefited them and termed it culture .

Chimamanda  whose works includes novels, short stories and nonfiction diasclosed this during an interview with an American media stating that culture diminished women .

The Purple hibiscus  writer  said that growing up in Nigeria has made her to object to certain things that diminish woman and culture is one of them. Chimamanda said that regardless  the love she has for Igbo culture and language , there things the believed diminished  women in culture.

In Chimamanda’s word: ” Growing up in Nigeria  has made me to object  to certain things that diminish woman, so i’m proudly Igbo, love my  culture ,  I love the language, my history but there are many things I quarrel with in the culture and all of those things are the things that diminish women”.

The feminist further said that when she quarrel with things  she thinks that diminish in culture, she will be asked what culture is all about.

Chimamanda  further stressed that culture didn’t just  fall from the sky that they were made to diminish and oppress women in the society. She actually said that Men purposely created things that benefited them and called it culture.

“In her words:” Culture did not fall from the sky, we made it , actually, what happened is men throughout  our  time on earth as human being created things that benefited them and called it culture”. 

The writer said that she really believed in human being ability to do better and believed things can be remade to benefit everyone.

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