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The Thing Around Your Neck
Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

ISBN: 9780307455918
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 217
Published: 1 June 2010
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.07 x 12.95 x 2.03
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie burst onto the literary scene with her remarkable debut novel, "Purple Hibiscus, "which critics hailed as "one of the best novels to come out of Africa in years" (Baltimore "Sun"), with "prose as lush as the Nigerian landscape that it powerfully evokes" ("The Boston Globe"); "The Washington Post "called her "the twenty-first-century daughter of Chinua Achebe." Her award-winning "Half of a Yellow Sun "became an instant classic upon its publication three years later, once again putting her tremendous gifts--graceful storytelling, knowing compassion, and fierce insight into her characters' hearts--on display. Now, in her most intimate and seamlessly crafted work to date, Adichie turns her penetrating eye on not only Nigeria but America, in 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 ...

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