Peter Obi Meets Award-Winning Writer, Chimamanda Adichie
The Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi and award-winning Nigerian writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, met in Anambra today.
Naija News had reported earlier that Chimamanda was conferred with a chieftaincy title on Friday, December 30, in her hometown.
Adichie, who hails from Abba in Anambra State, was on Friday honoured with the title of ‘Odeluwa Abba’. The Governor of Anambra State, Charles Soludo, amongst other dignitaries, were present at the ceremony.
“Award-winning novelist, Chimamanda Adichie, was on Friday honoured by her native abba hometown, Njikoka LGA, Anambra State, with the chieftaincy title of odelụwa (she who writes for the world),” a social media user, Uche Nworah, who and shared photos from the ceremony on Facebook earlier.
However, in a video clip sighted by Naija News online, Obi was seen exchanging pleasantry with the writer as she dazzles in her traditional attire adorned with chieftaincy materials.
See the video clip below:
Meanwhile, Chimamanda had earlier encouraged the upcoming generation to read, saying that reading is magical.
Books Are Magical
She said, “The most meaningful thing for me as a writer is to know that I can create something that means something to other people. And so what moves me the most is to hear from people who have read me and who say, your work made me feel seen, your work made me think differently, your work made me feel that I was not alone.
“And I’m so grateful for this award because again it just makes me feel that what I’m doing matters and it’s a gift to feel what you’re doing matters.
“For the young people who are here, if you care about anything, please care about reading, reading is so important, reading is magical, books are magical.
“And I really think that one of the best ways to counter what seems to me to be a really ugly tsunami of book bannings going around in this country is to read. The only way that we can answer to censorship of books is to read books.”