Acclaimed Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie joined Guardian UK for a live webchat session with her fans.
Chimamanda answered questions about motherhood, feminism, her creative process, female S3xuality and early failure. The author who recently revealed that she gave birth to a baby girl described motherhood as exciting and terrifying at the same time.
"What excites you the most about being a new mom? What terrifies you the most about being a mom? A fan asked
"Most exciting – a new and unique kind of love has come into my life, glorious and joyful and encompassing and full of discovery. Most terrifying – the anxiety-filled desire to protect her from everything and the terror-filled sense that I cannot." she gushed.
Check out the rest of the chats below: