The Thing Around your Neck

The Thing Around your Neck

eBook - 2009
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A dazzling story collection from the best-selling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists, "one of the world's great contemporary writers" (Barack Obama).

In these twelve riveting stories, the award-winning Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie explores the ties that bind men and women, parents and children, Africa and the United States. Searing and profound, suffused with beauty, sorrow, and longing, these stories map, with Adichie's signature emotional wisdom, the collision of two cultures and the deeply human struggle to reconcile them.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009.
ISBN: 9780307272058
0307272052
Additional Contributors: Advantage OverDrive

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Einer2
Dec 10, 2018

I'm normally not a short story fan but having had a very good friend from Nigeria who was educated in both Nigeria and the UK and later worked in the US these stories really struck a cord.

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hannah_way
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.

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spiderfelt_0
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.

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advega718
May 15, 2015

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

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bigreader69
Aug 12, 2014

Title for May 2015

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pasmendiola
Apr 18, 2014

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

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azor
Aug 15, 2011

Love this author!

Wread Jan 27, 2011

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