The Thing Around Your Neck - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The Thing Around Your Neck

By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

  • Release Date: 2009-06-16
  • Genre: Literary
Score: 4.5
From 37 Ratings


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.

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  • Amazingly invigorating.

    By Titi Alwiye
    The more you write the more I learn not just about the stories but the mix of culture you also add. Your books is a must read for my generations to come.
  • I want more!

    By Nancy layne
    Each story could have been its own book. I was left thinking I wanted to know what happened next! Totally entertaining!!
  • Beautifully written

    By Biolanuga
    A writer endowed with the gift of ancient storytellers.
  • Inspiring

    By eeeconomist
    Well written and inspiring in a strange and fascinating way. Adichie has managed to weave in real life experiences (I recognize some of the names and events) into fiction seamlessly. A few of the stories appear light but the depth of the others truly makes up for any shortcomings and this comes together as a truly rounded work.
  • Awesome

    By Ehnay
    One of the best anthologies I've read. The stories all have a unique, beautiful and sometimes tragic dimension to them. Excellent work.
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