The Thing Around your Neck

The Thing Around your Neck

Book - 2009
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These twelve dazzling stories from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie -- the Orange Broadband Prize--winning author ofHalf of a Yellow Sun-- are her most intimate works to date. In these stories Adichie turns her penetrating eye to the ties that bind men and women, parents and children, Nigeria and the United States. In "A Private Experience," a medical student hides from a violent riot with a poor Muslim woman, and the young mother at the centre of "Imitation" finds her comfortable life in Philadelphia threatened when she learns that her husband has moved his mistress into their Lagos home. Searing and profound, suffused with beauty, sorrow and longing, this collection is a resounding confirmation of Adichie's prodigious literary powers.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009
ISBN: 9780307397898
Branch Call Number: FIC Adich 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 217 p


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Mar 04, 2018

Short stories are a tough genre and I usually don’t enjoy every one in a collection but these were spectacular. Real, poignant and filled with vibrant people, places and emotions, these stories dealt with both native Nigerians and immigrants to America. Adichie is a master story teller.

Aug 12, 2017

This is the third book I've read by Adichie, and my favorite so far. The characters in the stories are fascinating individuals and no two stories are the same. The author sets the stories in both the city and the suburbs, and in the liminal places where people are often invisible. Like the best short story collections, I wanted more time with each set of characters, but was also satisfied with the fragments I was fed.

May 15, 2015

Elegantly written collection of authentic short stories. Easy to devour while gaining insight to culture shifting and the African diaspora.

Aug 12, 2014

Title for May 2015

Apr 18, 2014

these are wonderful short by the author, read them ,you won't regret it

Aug 15, 2011

Love this author!

Wread Jan 27, 2011

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