” I am interested in the idea that people should be able to define their own happiness. “


” I wanted to write about extended family systems. You have people you can fall back on, and it’s good. But what if you don’t fit into what is expected of you? “


” I wanted to explore expectations we have of people – what a woman should be, what a man should be. And if they don’t meet our own interpretation of who they should be because of their gender, their background, their ethnic group, we then come to conclusions about them that are not accurate. “


” My mother has a lot of sisters. They had very, very interesting conversations. Because I was a quiet child, I would sit in the room and listen to these stories. I think I developed a curiosity about the life of other people from that, and an interest in looking at what was lying beneath the layer of what people present in public. “


” 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. “


” Never lend people money you can’t afford to give them as a gift. “



All 6 Ayobami Adebayo Quotes about People in picture


I am interested in the idea that people should be able to define their own happiness.
I wanted to write about extended family systems. You have people you can fall back on, and it


I wanted to explore expectations we have of people - what a woman should be, what a man should be. And if they don
My mother has a lot of sisters. They had very, very interesting conversations. Because I was a quiet child, I would sit in the room and listen to these stories. I think I developed a curiosity about the life of other people from that, and an interest in looking at what was lying beneath the layer of what people present in public.
There is a strong view in Nigeria, as in many other cultures, that a marriage is not complete without children. I don
Never lend people money you can
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