The Short Stories of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

  • FI Asoo


Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.s collection of short stories: The Thing around Your Neck has, unlike Purple Hibiscus and Half of a Yellow Sun, received very scanty critical attention. This article examines the major themes of the short stories and the author.s crafting of the narratives as works of enduring technical sophistication and value. The article concludes that the Adichie has sufficiently touched on almost all the contemporary issues affecting Africa and Nigeria in particular. It also concludes that these short stories have collectively and individually attained world standards technically and can be read as a monumental contribution to the short story sub-genre of prose-fiction.

Journal Identifiers

eISSN: 2227-5452
print ISSN: 2225-8590