The Thing Around Your Neck

by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie | Literature & Fiction |
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Registered by wingTaryawing of Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on 11/1/2013
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Journal Entry 1 by wingTaryawing from Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Friday, November 1, 2013
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 is Too Far,” a woman unlocks the devastating secret that surrounds her brother’s death. The young mother at the center of “Imitation” finds her comfortable life in Philadelphia threatened when she learns that her husband has moved his mistress into their Lagos home. And the title story depicts the choking loneliness of a Nigerian girl who moves to an America that turns out to be nothing like the country she expected; though falling in love brings her desires nearly within reach, a death in her homeland forces her to reexamine them.

Searing and profound, suffused with beauty, sorrow, and longing, these stories map, with Adichie’s signature emotional wisdom, the collision of two cultures and the deeply human struggle to reconcile them. The Thing Around Your Neck is a resounding confirmation of the prodigious literary powers of one of our most essential writers.

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Journal Entry 2 by wingTaryawing at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Released 1 yr ago (3/4/2020 UTC) at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland

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This book was going to stay in my PC (permanent collection) shelf, but as I seriously doubt that I would ever re-read it, it's better to let it go - especially, as the book is on toukokuu's wishlist :) Enjoy reading!

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Journal Entry 3 by wingtoukokuuwing at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Thank you for fulfilling my wish and taking one book with you to Tampere. I think I have read this one in Finnish too. The cover and the original title are so different I didn't realize that. But I consider reading this again.

Journal Entry 4 by wingtoukokuuwing at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Thursday, October 1, 2020
I did read this and apparently forgot to write an entry about it. The book is available.

Released 2 mos ago (7/24/2021 UTC) at Helsingin kaupunginmuseon päärakennus in Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

Aulassa ikkunalaudalla sijaitsevaan laatikkoon / The book is to be found in the lobby in the box on the window sill. Please take with you and enjoy reading!

Journal Entry 6 by -Ruusu- at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Monday, July 26, 2021
Caught from the museum!

Journal Entry 7 by -Ruusu- at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Wednesday, September 8, 2021
This is the first Adichies work that I have read and I liked it a lot. Sometimes short stories feel that they are lacking something or are too superficial, but this was not the case with these ones. Hands down the best short story collection that I have ever read.

Journal Entry 8 by -Ruusu- at Vuotorin kirjanvaihtopiste in Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Thursday, September 9, 2021

Released 2 wks ago (9/9/2021 UTC) at Vuotorin kirjanvaihtopiste in Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland

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The book will continue it's journey from Vuotori book exchange in Vuosaari.

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