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The Thing Around Your Neck
The Thing Around Your Neck | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
These twelve dazzling stories from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie the Orange Broadband Prizewinning author of Half of a Yellow Sun are her most intimate works to date. In these stories Adichie turns her penetrating eye to the ties that bind men and women, parents and children, Nigeria and the United States. In A Private Experience, a medical student hides from a violent riot with a poor Muslim woman, and the young mother at the centre of Imitation finds her comfortable life in Philadelphia threatened when she learns that her husband has moved his mistress into their Lagos home. Searing and profound, suffused with beauty, sorrow and longing, this collection is a resounding confirmation of Adichies prodigious literary powers. From the Hardcover edition.
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erzascarletbookgasm
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These stories are very good..always insightful & moving, some haunting. The narratives are intimate, the characters intriguing. A couple of them ended too abruptly for my liking but still hold profound messages. I have many favourites. The stories are set in Nigeria and US, all exploring the human condition & how it affects relationships amidst the cultural, social, economic and political environment. Highly recommend.

#AuthorAMonth

Kalalalatja I really need to read more by her. I have only read Americanah, and loved it, so I don‘t know why I keep forgetting to pick up books by her 🤷‍♀️ 3w
Soubhiville Logged 🤗 2w
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erzascarletbookgasm
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From the story “A Private Experience”.
#currentlyreading

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Nicki_McCall
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I rarely read short stories, but this collection is breathtaking. Each of these short stories have more depth and richness than most novels.The last story in the book,"The Headstong Historian", is exceptionally beautiful.

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shawnmooney
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From the story ‘Tomorrow is Too Far‘

Cinfhen Beautiful 9mo
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saresmoore I love her style. 9mo
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LeahBergen Great image! 9mo
Suet624 That quote just hurt me. 9mo
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shawnmooney
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From the story ‘Cell One‘

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Emilymdxn
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Absolutely phenomenal short story collection! My fave thing by this writer so far, obviously I hear people talk about her amazing novels but I have no idea how she isn‘t talked about as one of the best short story writers around at the minute. So thoughtful and different individually, but as a whole they gave an amazing portrait of diaspora, identity and changing culture.

My book club‘s besr pick yet - jealous that I didn‘t choose it 😢

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Emilymdxn
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This is the next book for my irl book club! Excited to make a start on it! I‘ve loved everything else I‘ve read by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

DivineDiana I am a fan of her writing too! 10mo
Jeannie I have this in my next-up stack. I also love everything I‘ve read by her. She‘s one of my favorites! 10mo
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Amiable
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A collection of short stories by the author of “Americanah,” “Purple Hibiscus” and “Half of a Yellow Sun.” I don‘t even usually like or read short stories, but I‘ve been so impressed by Adichie‘s work that I didn‘t hesitate to pick up this collection. And then I couldn‘t put it down.

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arcticxxfabby
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Alrighty a bit late to the game but gonna try it anyway...here we go lol
Day 1
#31bookpics #currentlyreading

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sophierayton
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So good. Adichie has incredible talent and skill and is doing a great thing to get African stories out into the world.
These short stories are excellent and each give you powerful insights.

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collegecatlady
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I cannot express how much I love Adichie

CareBear Me too. 💕 1y
irre The short story collection is amazing!! I need another book by her now!!😍😍 1y
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amyf0x
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This collection of short stories from 2009, compellingly told and bursting with beautiful details, reminded me over and over why I loved Adichie‘s Americanah (2013) so much!

Read July 6-11
Book 29/50

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@MuddyPuddle thank you for making this book your swap selection. I‘ve enjoyed reading each story through a new lens & with plenty of curiosity. 👍

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Sg1224
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Saturday morning is for reading in bed. Enjoying the swap selection for the month .❤️🙌

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MirrorMask
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susanw
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My totally eclectic thrift book haul!

laurenbescoby Loooved Sourdough! 2y
RealLifeReading I recently finished Sourdough and really enjoyed it. Makes you hungry though 2y
ephemeralwaltz I want to read all of these!! 2y
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Hooked_on_books
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I picked up these 2 beauties from No Dearth of Books in Gig Harbor, WA. I love the store name and found their collection to be small but quite good. #usedbookstores

Zelma That is a fantastic store name! 💕 (edited) 2y
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LapReader
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Schools out for summer! Just finished this after I missed both my train and bus on the way home from work. Looking forward to a meal cooked by my partner Stew & a glass, no let's be honest, a bottle of champagne & getting into my holiday reading. My step children are having a white Christmas in Sweden this year. Loved reading about an Africa I don't know much about. The bookmark was a Chrissy gift from my boss along with some tea. Lucky me!

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TsahaiMakeda
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Enjoyed this collection of stories. Real and engaging.

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alldinareads
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Support your neighborhood bookstore! I️ love the walk to @BookSoup #indiebookstore #bookmarks #noteworthynovember

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Lindy
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If Mrs Dalloway was Melania Trump...
"Melania decided she would order the flowers herself. Donald was too busy now to call Alessandra's as usual and ask for 'something amazing.'"
An entertaining short story written by Adichie for the New York Times Book Review, available in the Overdrive #audiobook collection & narrated by January LaVoy. (It's not in the short story collection that I tagged.)

kspenmoll Thanks for heads up! 2y
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AdaChivers
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So, I Just finished my First Chimamanda and I'm Just speechless... It is not my favorite genre or kind of writing, but the book is beautiful and I am sure some of the stories will live within me for the rest of my life...
Ps: this is the brazilian edition of The thing around your neck

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AdaChivers
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That's my lunch today: brazilian edition of The thing around your neck and a Ice cream cone without Ice cream but with brigadeiro (a kind of brazilian fudge) and praline...

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AdaChivers
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I went to the movies and there was a bookshop in the way, obviously, my hand sliped again 🤦

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Spiderfelt
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This is the third book I've read by Adichie, and my favorite so far. The characters in the stories are fascinating individuals and no two stories are the same. The author sets the stories in both the city and the suburbs, and in the liminal places where people are often invisible. Like the best short story collections, I wanted more time with each set of characters, but was also satisfied with the fragments I was fed.

#bookbingonw2017

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Amandajoy
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My July TBR. Maybe I'll stick to it this time? 🤓 #tbrtuesday

EvieBee I loved Dietland! 2y
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Katiesbookishlife
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Wonderful collection of short stories. The title story is an interesting and thoughtful piece written in second person narration. This beautiful edition is by 4th Estate. 5/5 ⭐️ #thethingaroundyourneck #fivestarread #shortstorycollection #shortstories

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coconutsforbooks
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I loved it. These stories were beautiful, well written and have an overlaying theme of how strong and fragile woman can be at the same time.

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thereadingwomen
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We've read some incredible female voices this month, but there's always more #women_writers to discover. On the #TheReadingWomen blog, we're recommending even MORE short story collections from our TBRs. Ahh! So many books! Guess it's time to get reading. 📚🤓
https://www.readingwomenpodcast.com/blog/2017/4/8/wrap-up-short-stories
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#ShortStories #women_writers #feminism #womensliterature #amwriting #WeNeedDiverseBooks

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DawnB64
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Just about to start this little beauty. Happy days :-)

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EllieDottie
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I had to put most of my books in storage so all the ones in my house are on my tbr. Here are all the ones that I could find that had to do with #africa, which is one of my favorite settings in a book/novel! #lyricalapril

Cinfhen My #TBR exploded today!! I'm loving all these new to me titles 🎵📚🎵 3y
Cinfhen That cover for Lusaka Punk is gorgeous 💗 3y
EllieDottie @Cinfhen #lyricalapril has exploded my tbr too!! 3y
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Sue
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Some of my #Africa books that are lying around. #lyricalapril

Sammidnightsun I have these been dying to get to them 3y
Cinfhen I have a few I want from that pile too! 3y
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izah.ahmad
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Was about to read but someone is keep meowing, asking her human to pet and hug.

#overlyattachedcat #1001reasonswhyhommancanthavepeace

LauraBeth 😻😻 3y
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izah.ahmad
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My second Chimamanda. #currentreading

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victoriaburstrom
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3/5⭐️ I didn't like this book as much as Ngozi Adichie's other books, but I still enjoyed it! Some of the novellas were really good! Read in March 2016

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Loved these stories. Well - written, insightful look at lives completely unlike my own.

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diovival
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The library closest to my office had a book and bake sale this afternoon. I picked up two books for $3. Woot! Woot! And one will be perfect for tomorrow's #marchintoreading photo challenge task.

AlaMich Books and treats in the same place? Lucky girl! 🍀 3y
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bookdrunkard78
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The #litsyreadingchallenge is coming along nicely! I'm currently reading my pick for a book set in Africa. Anybody have good suggestions for the other prompts?

Cinfhen For set in70's read Another Brooklyn or 3y
Cinfhen For multiple perspectives I liked 3y
Cinfhen And I just finished my start with Z 3y
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Cinfhen I could keep going, so let me know.... 3y
bookdrunkard78 @Cinfhen thank you for the recommendations! Burn Baby Burn has been on my mental TBR forever! I'm glad you mentioned it! That's what I'll read! 3y
bookdrunkard78 @Cinfhen what would you suggest for the horror and food/drink categories? 3y
Cinfhen I haven't read horror yet @bookdrunkard78 but I'm thinking 3y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag This book had the most delightful food descriptions (prepared on a pirate ship with very limited supplies - Chef had to get very creative) 3y
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irre
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Loved it! My favorite story was "Jumping Monkey Hill"

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JDHawkins
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So. Good. God I love Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

#readharder2017 #collectionofstoriesbyawoman
@bookriot

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Melmar
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Celebrating #internationalwomensday with one of my favorite authors, enjoying a nice walk with one of my awesome friends and wearing red.

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PacingTheCage
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Friday night reading... short stories...I like them

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NaturallyDusty
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My first book for #womenshistorymonth is this collection of short stories by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie! This is the third book of hers I'm reading--less than six months after I first encountered her!