- Audio CD: 7 pages
- Publisher: Whole Story Audio Books; Unabridged audio book. edition (8 Jan. 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1407439669
- ISBN-13: 978-1407439662
- Product Dimensions: 15.4 x 2.6 x 14.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (162 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,793,107 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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There is an understated beauty to Adichie's deceptively simple prose. --Metro
A major new African voice. --The Independent
A fiction writer of exceptional talent. --The Telegraph
About the Author
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was born in Nigeria in 1977. Her first novel ‘Purple Hibiscus’ was published in 2003 and was longlisted for the Booker Prize. Her second novel ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ won the 2007 Orange Prize for Fiction. Her short story collection, ‘The Thing Around Your Neck’, was published to critical acclaim in 2009. Her work has been selected by the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association and the BBC Short Story Awards, has appeared in various literary publications, including Zoetrope and The Iowa Review. She won a MacArthur ‘genius’ grant in 2009, and in 2010 appeared on the New Yorker’s list of the best 20 writers under 40. Her third novel, ‘Americanah’, was published to widespread critical acclaim in 2013. ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ is now a major feature film, ‘Americanah’ is in production. She lives in Nigeria.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
With the exception of ‘Ghosts’, the narrators are all female. ‘Ghosts’, which begins ‘Today I saw Ikenna Okoro, a man I had long thought was dead.’, describes a meeting between a retired mathematics professor and a former colleague who emigrated to Sweden after the Biafran war. The professor remembers returning to Nsukka, where the author’s family lived, after the war ‘The lumps of calcified feces in the bathtub were strewn with pages of my Mathematical Annals, used as toilet paper, crusted smears blurring the formulas I had studied and taught.’
The title story describes the life of a Nigerian girl whose ‘uncle’ submits her name in the American visa lottery and, after her name is selected, he welcomes her to New York by buying ‘a big hot dog with yellow mustard that nauseated’ her and expects his reward ‘If you let him, he would do many things for you. Smart women did it all the time.’ She refuses, works as a waitress in a little town in Connecticut, ‘the last stop of the Greyhound bus’, meets a white American boy, and feels the force of the public reactions from black and white communities, excepting her boyfriends’ parent.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is full of short stories which are very colourful and beautiful. They are about relationships, marriage, betrayal, bravery, something for everyone.Published 2 months ago by Barbara
This book gives an awful impression of Nigerians! It is pretty bleak and depressing. I've not been to Nigeria - maybe they are that bad - but it doesn't ring true to any of my... Read morePublished 4 months ago by C. P. Hennessy
Excellent. Stories are so versatile and some of them are 'visceral' almost- you feel them and they stick with you for a while.Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
Simply amazing. Read in one sitting. The flow of narrative is brilliant, a story that encompasses stories.Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
Absolutely amazing collection of short stories! Speedy delivery and a great service overallPublished 10 months ago by Amazon Customer