Michèle Roberts

Expressions of Exile

That Thing Around Your Neck

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has already demonstrated her storytelling powers in her two novels, Purple Hibiscus and Half of a Yellow Sun, both published to great acclaim. This new book, a collection of short stories, displays more of her energetically driven narratives. She is a wonderfully ambitious writer in the tradition of the great Chinua Achebe, determined to analyse, describe and sum up whole countries. Her stories, like her characters, travel back and forth between Nigeria and the United States. Adichie has a strong voice and a lot to say.

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