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The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Oct 04, 2010

really liked it

I randomly chose this book when I couldn't find a copy of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo from the popular library. Turns out it's yet another short stories book about Africa. While there is a story about genocide, the collection of stories is much more authentic feeling than Say You're One of Them and focuses only on stories from the perspective of Nigerians (probably the reason why). As in most short stories, the story arc is too short to develop characters or be satisfying, but the stories are well written and the glimpse of the life we see is interesting, sometimes fascinating. As a bit of variety, some of the stories are set in the US and told from the reference point of Nigerian ex-pats.
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