The Thing Around Your Neck

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Searing and profound, suffused with beauty, sorrow and longing, powerful storytelling from acclaimed Nigerian-born author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (b.1977). The Thing Around Your Neck: 12 dazzling short stories that turn a penetrating eye on the ties that bind men and women, parents and children, Nigeria and the West. Includes:'A Private Experience': a medical student hides from a violent riot with a poor Muslim woman whose dignity and faith force her to confront the realities and fears she's been pushing away.'Tomorrow Is Too Far': a woman unlocks the devastating secret that surrounds her brother's death.'Imitation': a young mother finds her comfortable life threatened when she learns that her husband back in Lagos has moved his mistress into their home. 'The Thing Around Youre Neck': depicts the loneliness of a Nigerian girl who moves to an America that turns out to be nothing like the country she expected.

Paperback, 218 pages.
19.5 x 12.5cm.
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