Nigeria prominent author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, has revealed how she was molested at the age of 17.
The Awarding winning Nigerian author disclosed this during an address at the just concluded Stockholm Forum for Gender Equality.
She explained, how a “big man in the media” who she felt would support her quest to have a book of poems published, did the unspeakable.
She narrated how the man slipped his hand under her clothes and then into her bra to squeeze her breasts within minutes of praising her for writing a book.
“I was so shocked that I did nothing for seconds but then, I pushed his hand away, gently, nicely, because I didn’t want to offend him.
“Later that day, I broke out in a rash on my face, neck and chest, as though my body was recoiling, as though my body was saying what my lips had not said,” she shared.