The Thing Around Your Neck (Short stories)

Author(s): Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Short Stories

From Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the Orange Prize-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun, come twelve dazzling stories in which she turns her 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 center 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, and 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.

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Shortlisted for John Llewelyn Rhys Memorial Prize 2009.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was born in Nigeria in 1977. Her first novel 'Purple Hibiscus' was published in 2003 and was longlisted for the Booker Prize. Her second novel 'Half of a Yellow Sun' won the 2007 Orange Prize for Fiction. Her work has been selected by the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association and the BBC Short Story Awards and has appeared in various literary publications, including Zoetrope and The Iowa Review.

General Fields

  • : 9780007296712
  • : HarperCollins Publishers
  • : Fourth Estate Ltd
  • : April 2009
  • : 234mm X 153mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : 300
  • : Modern fiction
  • : Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie