” I come from a part of Nigeria where a lot of value is placed on implicit communication. The ‘well brought up’ child is the one who can pick up nonverbal cues from adults and interpret them correctly. “


” There is a strong view in Nigeria, as in many other cultures, that a marriage is not complete without children. I don’t agree, I’m wary of the idea that people have to have some particular functionality in order to be full members of society. “


” I don’t suffer from SCD myself, but I do carry the gene. This means that if I married another person who carried the gene, there would be a danger our children would suffer from the disease. “


” When I was a child, there were two Nigerian writers in every bookshop: Chinua Achebe and Wole Soyinka. “


” There’s this idea that at the lowest rungs of the social ladder in an African family is a childless woman – and the lowest rung of all is a motherless child. “



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