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Chimamanda Adichie Speaks About Coronavirus
Nigerian writer Chimamanda Adichie shares her fears about the Coronavirus Pandemic. Worried about her husband who is a doctor and her elderly parents, popular Nigerian author gave her thoughts on the crisis and how she is coping with it.

She revealed how worried she is about her husband who goes out every day to work as a doctor and her elderly parents.

She also talked about the resilience needed during this pandemic some tips on how to stay sane.
She shared her fears with a post on her Instagram page.
“…Coronavirus is a menace in the air, a menace inside our heads. Every day I am reminded of how fragile, how breakable we are.⁣⁣
“My husband is a doctor and each morning when he leaves for work, I worry. My daughter coughs and I worry. My throat itches and I worry. 
“On Facetime, I watch my elderly parents. I admonish them gently: Don’t let people come to the house. Don’t read the rubbish news on WhatsApp.⁣⁣
“In these pandemic-blighted times, living with a medical professional who so far has diagnosed two positive cases, in an American state being told to brace itself for an onslaught of more cases, my goal is to feel anxiety but not allow it fester into paranoia. 
“And what helps me is knowledge. The news can be emotionally exhausting and can inflame anxiety, but it is important for me to educate myself. I am always careful about my news sources.⁣⁣ 
“And I make an effort not to read only about the coronavirus. I have just started reading ‘Selected Poems’ by Kenneth Fearing and a wonderfully honest memoir, ‘Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning’ by Cathy Park Hong. 
“I am listening to the great Bill Withers, may he rest in peace. I wish you all strength and as many moments of tranquility as possible.”

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