Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Adichie on Nigerian Catholicism and Tribal Duty

Adichie is such a powerful writer, and I dare say, a kindred spirit. There's so much truth in her writing. I know this firsthand, also raised Catholic as she puts it, in Nigeria. I vividly remember being punished and excluded from Holy Communion one day when I had worn a favorite sleeveless dress to church. I was sixteen years old.
I was upset, embarrassed and offended but that wasn't why or when I left. I would leave the Catholic church some two years later, when my curiosity about religion needed practical answers.

Raised Catholic,  Chimamanda Adichie in The Atlantic Oct 14, 2015

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