Celebrated Nigerian female writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has come out to say that her wedding was unconventional.

The prolific author made this statement on social media while going memory lane on her family life which she prefers to write about, rather than sharing photographs of it.

Adichie said, “I have always felt that Western wedding traditions sideline the mother of the bride – the father walks the bride down the aisle, the father has the first dance with the bride, often the father gives a speech while the mother doesn’t,” British Vogue’s September 2019 cover star wrote in the caption.

“Our wedding, many years ago, was small and lovely, just as we wanted it. I asked family and friends not to post any photos publicly. I wanted privacy. But my need for privacy is now superseded by my desire to publicly honour the rare and wonderful woman I called my mother. And I hope this perhaps inspires any young women (and men) out there who are questioning any kind of convention.”

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