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Thing Around Your Neck, the (2009) [Collection]
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Twelve dazzling stories that explore the ties that bind men and women, parents and children, Africa and the United States.

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 in Philadelphia threatened when she learns that her husband has moved his mistress into their Lagos 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 reexamine them.

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.


  • Cell One
  • Imitation
  • A Private Experience
  • Ghosts
  • On Monday of Last Week
  • Jumping Monkey Hill
  • The Thing Around Your Neck
  • The American Embassy
  • The Shivering
  • The Arrangers of Marriage
  • Tomorrow Is Too Far
  • The Headstrong Historian

Original title: The Thing Around Your Neck
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionEthnic And MulticulturalImmigrant

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The Thing Around Your Neck (2009)
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Language: English

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The Thing Around Your Neck (June 2009)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 9780307271075
Pages: 240

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