The Thing Around Your Neck (and other short stories) by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Book Review

In this post I am reviewing Adichie’s short story collection The Thing Around Your Neck and also other short stories written by her that I have read online. The Thing Around Your Neck Blurb from Goodreads The stories in this collection from Orange-Prize winner Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie straddle the cultures of Nigeria and the West. … Continue reading The Thing Around Your Neck (and other short stories) by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Book Review

Zikora by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Short Story Review

Blurb from Goodreads THE EMOTIONAL STORMS WEATHERED BY A MOTHER AND DAUGHTER YIELD A PROFOUND NEW UNDERSTANDING IN A MOVING SHORT STORY BY THE BESTSELLING, AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR OF 'AMERICANAH' AND 'WE SHOULD ALL BE FEMINISTS'. When Zikora, a DC lawyer from Nigeria, tells her equally high-powered lover that she's pregnant, he abandons her. But it's … Continue reading Zikora by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Short Story Review

Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads From the best-selling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists comes a powerful new statement about feminism today – written as a letter to a friend. I have some suggestions for how to raise Chizalum. But remember that you might do all the things I suggest, and she will still turn out to be … Continue reading Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Book Review

Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads Fifteen-year-old Kambili’s world is circumscribed by the high walls and frangipani trees of her family compound. Her wealthy Catholic father, under whose shadow Kambili lives, while generous and politically active in the community, is repressive and fanatically religious at home. When Nigeria begins to fall apart under a military coup, Kambili’s father … Continue reading Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Book Review