“The Thing Around Your Neck” is a short story in which Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the author, presents two characters, Akunna, the main character in the story and Akunna’s boyfriend, also known as The boy in the story. Akunna wins the “American visa lottery” and gets…
The Thing Around Your Neck Essay Examples and Topics
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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
A big part of the book is based on author's own life. Like one of her characters, she was born in the Nigerian college town of Nsukka.