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The Things Around Your Neck

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From the Orange Prize-winning author of ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ come twelve dazzling stories that ... Read More

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From the Orange Prize-winning author of ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ come twelve dazzling stories that turn a penetrating eye on the ties that bind men and women, parents and children, Nigeria and the West.

In '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.

In 'Tomorrow Is Too Far', a woman unlocks the devastating secret that surrounds her brother's death.

The young mother at the centre of 'Imitation' finds her comfortable life threatened when she learns that her husband back in Lagos has moved his mistress into their home.

And the title story depicts the choking loneliness of a Nigerian girl who moves to an America that turns out to be nothing like the country she expected; though falling in love brings her desires nearly within reach, a death in her homeland forces her to re-examine them.

Searing and profound, suffused with beauty, sorrow and longing, this collection is a resounding confirmation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's prodigious storytelling powers.

Product Details

Title: The Things Around Your Neck
Author: Adichie Chimamanda Ngozi
Publisher: Back Bay Books
ISBN: 9780007306213
SKU: BK0412711
EAN: 9780007306213
Language: English
Binding: Paperback
Reading age : All Age Groups

About Author

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichiewas born in Nigeria in 1977. Her first novel Purple Hibiscuswas published in 2003 and was longlisted for the Booker Prize. Her second novel Half of a YellowSun won the 2007 Orange Prize for Fiction. Her work has been selected by the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association and the BBC Short Story Awards, has appeared in various literary publications, including Zoetrope and The Iowa Review. She won a MacArthur ‘genius’ grant in 2009 and in 2010 appeared on the New Yorker’s list of the best 20 writers under 40.

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