Nigerian author; Chimamanda Adichie has spoken about her fears amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
On her Instagram page, the America based award winning writer, expressed how worried she is about her husband who is a doctor and her elderly parents in Nigeria.
“Coronavirus is a menace in the air, a menace inside our heads. Every day I am reminded of how fragile, how breakable we are?,” she said.
??”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.??” She writes.
In the United states where she is based, there are 644,188 confirmed cases of coronavirus with 28,579 deaths
In her post, Chimamanda also talked about the resilience needed during this pandemic some tips on how to stay sane.
“This is a time to cope in the best way we can. There are moments when our spirits will sag,” she said.
“I cannot imagine thinking of over-achieving, or of accomplishing more than usual, when all around you the world as you know it has changed, perhaps never to return to what it used to be.
“And yet we must continue to go on day by day. We must choose to live.
“And to do so we can set small goals. Like drink more water, if you’ve spent the past ten years wanting to be more hydrated. Like learn something every day, no matter how small.
Adichie is one of the most prominent writers from Africa. With several bestsellers to her name, she has also become known for her strong advocacy for women.