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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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A great collection of immersive short stories with narrators that I can empathize with. ❤️

#AlphabetGame #letterT

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing 📚 1mo
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JennO1
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Beautiful writing. I love when short stories can pull you in and make you feel emotionally that you read a full novel. Not everyone is able to make large impacts with just a few words.

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Kazzie
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Love short stories, and she‘s a great writer. Cool to hear first person own voices from an area of the world I know to little about

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violabrain
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I‘m not really a short story person, but I loved this collection of short stories by one of my favorite authors.

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Eva_B
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A great collection of short stories. This is a library book I need to return but I feel like I should buy my own copy. There are some stories here that I know I will want to pick up and read again.

Megabooks Agree. Excellent book! 11mo
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BarbaraBB
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My problem with short stories is always that I don't take enough time to let them sink in. I usually go straight on to the next one and forget about them soon.
This time too, I kept on reading, but I weren‘t able to forget about the ones I‘d finished. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie wouldn‘t let me. She‘s is so good 💕. I think they‘ll linger in the back of my mind forever.

#pop21 #ABookFoundOnABlackLivesMatterReadingList

britt_brooke I tend to do that with short stories, too, and it often doesn‘t do them justice. This collection sounds good. Def stacking! 2y
KarenUK What‘s lovely review..... 💕 2y
Cinfhen What @KarenUK said 🥰#stacked even though short stories aren‘t my thing, either....any chance they are linked??? 2y
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Kalalalatja I‘m like you and @britt_brooke which is why I dpn‘t read short stories that much. But your review has definitely made me interested! 2y
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen No they are not, only in theme. But she has such a way with words. However if you haven‘t read Americanah I‘d recommend that one first. 2y
Megabooks So glad you enjoyed this as well! 2y
erzascarletbookgasm I loved this collection of short stories too, very good, aren‘t they? Reflective and haunting stories. 2y
Flaneurette Chiming in to say I do this too w short stories but still love them. I feel like this is high praise from you as I don‘t remember you reading many story collections! I do need to read Americanah first, it‘s been on my list forever! 2y
BarbaraBB @Flaneurette You are right, I do read them at times but not very often. I hope you‘ll get to Americanah, it‘s fantastic 🤍 2y
AshleyHoss820 YAY!! You liked it! You will definitely think about this every now and then! 😊 1y
BarbaraBB @AshleyHoss820 I‘m sure I will. Thanks for the recommendation 🤍 1y
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BarbaraBB
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#WeeklyForecast 13/21

Because I loved Americanah and because @AshleyHoss820 recommended it I am very much looking forward to the tagged book. First I have to finish Basti though, a tough read on Pakistan in its early days for #ReadingAsia2021.
For Easter break I am looking for some good thrillers (which I am in lack of). I hope Little White Lies will do the trick.

TrishB Looks like a good week 👍🏻 2y
youneverarrived Basti has been on my radar for a while. Look forward to your review 🤍 2y
BarbaraBB @youneverarrived I know, it‘s been on my radar ever since you nominated it for the #NYRBBookClub. I‘m almost finished. Will tag you in my review. 2y
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squirrelbrain I really liked the Adichie- hope you do too! 2y
BarbaraBB @squirrelbrain @Megabooks You both loved it? Now I‘m sure I will too 🤍 2y
Cinfhen Yay for Easter break!!!! 2y
AshleyHoss820 YEEEESSSS!! I STILL think about The Thing Around Your Neck now and then. She‘s such a strong, important, interesting voice! I also loved this tagged collection of short stories, in case you need another book to add to your list! 🤣 2y
BarbaraBB Thanks!! I‘ll definitely add that to my ever growing tbr! @AshleyHoss820 (edited) 2y
BarbaraBB @AshleyHoss820 I just see he has been nominated for the International Booker Prize with 2y
AshleyHoss820 @BarbaraBB That is awesome! I added that to my stack! Thanks for the heads up! 😁 2y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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Ruthiella I loved A Fine Balance too! 😀 2y
LeahBergen I really need to pick up my copy of The Makioka Sisters. 🙄 I love A Fine Balance! 2y
erzascarletbookgasm A Fine Balance is so good! It 💔. I want to read more of Mistry. @Ruthiella @LeahBergen . Leah, Makioka Sisters is lovely. 2y
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Ruthiella @erzascarletbookgasm I have Family Matters on my shelf. One of these days! 2y
Cathythoughts Yes , like @LeahBergen I want to read my Makioka Sisters...... it‘s long though 2y
Cathythoughts Oh maybe I should read for the Autumn prompt... is Japan considered to be in Southern Asia ... 2y
erzascarletbookgasm @Cathythoughts Cathy, Southern Asia are the countries around the Indian subcontinent. (edited) 2y
Cathythoughts Thanks ! Maybe I‘ll try A Fine Balance for India .... is it a challenging read Jessie ? 2y
erzascarletbookgasm @Cathythoughts Not in terms of length (hey, you did Crimson in a week!👍). Be prepared, for it is bleak, depressing..yet hopeful, thought provoking and appreciate the country better. (edited) 2y
Cathythoughts Thanks for getting back to me ! That‘s very helpful, I‘ll try it for the Autumn prompt #SetinIndia & see how I go 👍🏻🤞🏻 I‘ll let you know X 2y
OriginalCyn620 📚❤️📚 2y
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crazyspine
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@LapReader @Chelleo #Blitsyswap so worth the wait. I love everything! Not pictured: chocolate b/c I ate it.

LapReader Wow! Sorry it took so long. Bloody Australia Post! 2y
crazyspine @LapReader It was probably b/c of Covid. I loved everything though! 2y
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AshleyHoss820
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As usual, Adichie knocked me out. She has such a gift and it is in full force in this collection of short stories. Relationships between men and women, cultural divides, the misconception of the American Dream...all this and then some covered in this phenomenal, insightful work. I cannot recommend Adichie‘s work enough, I really can‘t. This was the last book in my Non-Western Civ Lit class. 😊📚

ljuliel She is so beautiful. 3y
AshleyHoss820 @ljuliel Yes, she is!! 3y
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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 🤷‍♀️ 3y
Soubhiville Logged 🤗 3y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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From the story “A Private Experience”.
#currentlyreading

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shawnmooney
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From the story ‘Tomorrow is Too Far‘

Cinfhen Beautiful 4y
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saresmoore I love her style. 4y
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LeahBergen Great image! 4y
Suet624 That quote just hurt me. 4y
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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! 4y
Jeannie I have this in my next-up stack. I also love everything I‘ve read by her. She‘s one of my favorites! 4y
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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

RaimeyGallant Welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 4y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖🧡🎃 4y
rather_be_reading welcome to litsy!! 📚🎃📚 4y
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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. 💕 4y
ErikasMindfulShelf The short story collection is amazing!! I need another book by her now!!😍😍 4y
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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!

laurieluna Loooved Sourdough! 4y
RealLifeReading I recently finished Sourdough and really enjoyed it. Makes you hungry though 4y
ephemeralwaltz I want to read all of these!! 4y
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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) 5y
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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! 5y
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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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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! 5y
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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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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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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 🎵📚🎵 5y
Cinfhen That cover for Lusaka Punk is gorgeous 💗 5y
EllieDottie @Cinfhen #lyricalapril has exploded my tbr too!! 5y
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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 5y
Cinfhen I have a few I want from that pile too! 5y
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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 😻😻 6y
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izah.ahmad
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My second Chimamanda. #currentreading