A powerful man in media molested me at age 17- Award winning novelist, Chimamanda Adiche

Award-winning novelist Chimamanda Adichie says a “powerful man in the media” molested her at the age of 17.
According to Adichie, she had gone to seek help in Lagos from a man for her book launch of what she describes as “really bad poetry”.
“There was a powerful man in the media who I knew could help with this book launch. And so I found my way to his office in Lagos and I told him about my book. ‘Would he please support the book?’ I asked. He was very impressed that while other teenagers were hardly reading at all, I was serious and focused enough to have written a book.
“He was pleasant, warm and then he got up from his desk and walked around to where I was seated, and he stood behind me, and in a move that was as swift as it was shocking, he slipped his hands under my buttoned-down shirt, under my bra and squeezed my breast.”
She also said that she was shocked and went numb for a few seconds before she ‘pushed his hands away, but gently, nicely because I did not want to offend him’.
“Later that day, I broke into a rash on my chest, my neck, my face, as though my body were recoiling, as though my body was saying what my lips were not saying. I felt a deep loathing for that man and for what he did. I felt as if I didn’t matter; yet I told no one about it and I kept talking to him, being polite, hoping he would help.”
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