The Thing Around Your Neck

The Thing Around Your Neck
Author : Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Publisher : Anchor
Total Pages : 224
Release : 2009-06-16
ISBN 10 : 0307272052
ISBN 13 : 9780307272058
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Thing Around Your Neck Book Description:

From the award-winning, bestselling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists—a dazzling story collection filled with "indelible characters who jump off the page and into your head and heart" (USA Today). In these twelve riveting stories, the award-winning Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie explores the ties that bind men and women, parents and children, Africa and the United States. 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.

Checkpoints VCE Text Guides The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Checkpoints VCE Text Guides  The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Author : Glenn Kellam
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Total Pages :
Release : 2014-06-06
ISBN 10 : 9781139975490
ISBN 13 : 1139975498
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Checkpoints VCE Text Guides The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Book Description:

Cambridge Checkpoints VCE Text Guides are an invaluable digital resource for all students of senior English. This guide for Area of Study 1 will help you develop the confidence you need to write essays throughout the year, and to build your skills in reading and responding in readiness for the end of year exam. Cambridge Checkpoints VCE Text Guides for Area of Study 1 offer you: ; Detailed character analysis ; Discussion of themes, ideas and values ; A focus on the language features and conventions of your text ; Revision questions ; Sample topics ; Practice essays and essay writing tips ; Comprehensive reference lists

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie s The Thing Around Your Neck

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie s The Thing Around Your Neck
Author : Anica Boulanger-Mashberg
Publisher :
Total Pages : 76
Release : 2014
ISBN 10 : 1922243671
ISBN 13 : 9781922243676
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie s The Thing Around Your Neck Book Description:

InsightText Guides are written by highly qualified specialists in the relevant area ofliterature or film. All writers are experienced teachers at secondary ortertiary level, and present clear, comprehensive and accessible analyses forstudents. This guide to Adichie's short story collection includes a closeanalysis of each story as well as detailed notes on context, genre, narrativestructure, language, characters and themes.

A Study Guide for Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie s A Private Experience

 A Study Guide for Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie s   A Private Experience
Author : Gale, Cengage
Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
Total Pages : 19
Release : 2018-12-13
ISBN 10 : 9780028665504
ISBN 13 : 0028665503
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Study Guide for Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie s A Private Experience Book Description:

"A Study Guide for Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's ""A Private Experience"", excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Short Stories for Students for all of your research needs."

Africa s Best Stories

Africa s Best Stories
Author : Storyafrica
Publisher : StoryAfrica
Total Pages : 250
Release : 2010-04-27
ISBN 10 : 9781451567021
ISBN 13 : 1451567022
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Africa s Best Stories Book Description:

'Africa's best stories,' is a quarterly collection of the VERY best short stories and poetry by some of Africa's best writers. It is a selection of the best of African literature from Africa's finest writers.In this first volume, we feature heartwarming stories by some of Africa's most renowned writers such as Noble-Prize laureate Wole Soyinka, Orange Prize winner, Chimamanda Adichie, Caine Prize finalists Sefi Atta, EC Osondu, Chika Unigwe, Muthoni Garland, and Jude Dibia among other equally awesome writers. These are storytellers from the gods, telling a diverse range of stories, under varying circumstances. Just for your delight!Their stories will make you laugh, cry, grin, wish, reflect, reminisce and curse (not). Let these stories keep you company while lying in the comfort of your bed, on the subway on your way to work or when having a cup of tea.

Conversations with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Conversations with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Author : Daria Tunca
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages : 236
Release : 2020-08-17
ISBN 10 : 9781496829283
ISBN 13 : 149682928X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conversations with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Book Description:

Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (b. 1977) is undoubtedly one of the most widely acclaimed African writers of the twenty-first century. Best known for her insightful fiction, viral TED talks, and essays on feminism, she is also a notoriously outspoken intellectual. As she puts it in an interview with Lia Grainger, in her characteristically straightforward style: “I have things to say and I’ll say them.” Conversations with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is the first collection of interviews with the writer. Covering fifteen years of conversations, the interviews start with the publication of Adichie’s first novel, Purple Hibiscus (2003), and end in late 2018, by which time Adichie had become one of the most prominent figures on the international literary scene. As both scholars and passionate readers of the author’s work are bound to find out, the opinions shared by Adichie in interviews over the years coalesce into a fascinating portrait that presents both abiding features and gradual transformations. Reflecting the political and emotional scope of Adichie’s work, the conversations contained in this volume cover a wide range of topics, including colonialism, race, immigration, and feminism. Collectively, these interviews testify both to the author’s ardent wish to strive for a more just and equal world, and to her deep interest in exploring our common humanity. As Adichie says in her 2009 interview with Joshua Jelly-Schapiro: “When people call me a novelist, I say, well, yes. I really think of myself as a storyteller.” This book invites Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to tell her own literary story.

Narratives of Place in Literature and Film

Narratives of Place in Literature and Film
Author : Steven Allen
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 272
Release : 2018-12-20
ISBN 10 : 9781351013819
ISBN 13 : 1351013815
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Narratives of Place in Literature and Film Book Description:

Narratives of place link people and geographic location with a cultural imaginary through literature and visual narration. Contemporary literature and film often frame narratives with specific geographic locations, which saturate the narrative with cultural meanings in relation to natural and man-made landscapes. This interdisciplinary collection seeks to interrogate such connections to probe how place is narrativized in literature and film. Utilizing close readings of specific filmic and literary texts, all chapters serve to tease out cultural and historical meanings in respect of human engagement with landscapes. Always mindful of national, cultural and topographical specificity, the book is structured around five core themes: Contested Histories of Place; Environmental Landscapes; Cityscapes; The Social Construction of Place; and Landscapes of Belonging.

Around the World in 80 Books

Around the World in 80 Books
Author : David Damrosch
Publisher : Penguin UK
Total Pages : 496
Release : 2021-11-04
ISBN 10 : 9780141981505
ISBN 13 : 0141981504
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Around the World in 80 Books Book Description:

'Restlessly curious, insightful, and quirky, David Damrosch is the perfect guide to a round-the-world adventure in reading' Stephen Greenblatt A transporting and illuminating voyage around the globe, told through eighty classic and modern books 'It is always a pleasure to talk about books with David Damrosch, who has read all of them, and he is so eloquent and understanding about them all' Orhan Pamuk Inspired by Jules Verne's hero Phileas Fogg, David Damrosch, chair of Harvard's Department of Comparative Literature and founder of Harvard's Institute for World Literature, set out to counter a pandemic's restrictions on travel by exploring eighty exceptional books from around the globe. Following a literary itinerary from London to Venice, Tehran and points beyond, and via authors from Woolf and Dante to Nobel prizewinners Orhan Pamuk, Wole Soyinka, Mo Yan and Olga Tokarczuk, he explores how these works have shaped our idea of the world, and the ways the world bleeds into literature. To chart the expansive landscape of world literature today, Damrosch explores how writers live in two very different worlds: the world of their personal experience, and the world of books that have enabled great writers to give shape and meaning to their lives. In his literary cartography, Damrosch includes compelling contemporary works as well as perennial classics, hard-bitten crime fiction as well as haunting works of fantasy, and the formative tales that introduce us as children to the world we're entering. Taken together, these eighty titles offer us fresh perspective on perennial problems, from the social consequences of epidemics to the rising inequality that Thomas More designed Utopia to combat and the patriarchal structures within and against which many of these books' heroines have to struggle, from the work of Murasaki Shikibu a millennium ago to that of Margaret Atwood today. Around the World in 80 Books is a global invitation to look beyond ourselves and our surroundings, and to see our world and its literature in new ways.

Edinburgh Companion to the Short Story in English

Edinburgh Companion to the Short Story in English
Author : Paul Delaney
Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages : 392
Release : 2018-02-01
ISBN 10 : 9781474442237
ISBN 13 : 1474442234
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Edinburgh Companion to the Short Story in English Book Description:

Provides a clear introduction to the key terms and frameworks in cognitive poetics and stylistics

The Critical Imagination in African Literature

The Critical Imagination in African Literature
Author : Maik Nwosu
Publisher : Syracuse University Press
Total Pages : 289
Release : 2015-06-09
ISBN 10 : 9780815653103
ISBN 13 : 0815653107
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Critical Imagination in African Literature Book Description:

In African studies, the "Echeruoan ideal" is understood as an intervention or intellectual engagement characterized by a broadness of vision as well as a depth of analysis. The essays gathered in this volume celebrate that ideal and honor Echeruo’s contribution to the African intellectual tradition. Editors Nwosu and Obiwu explore the driving forces in the literature of Africa and the African diaspora. Contributors examine such themes as migration and exile, trauma and repression, violence and rebellion, and gender and human rights. Showcasing a rich diversity of cultural and academic backgrounds, this volume inaugurates a new paradigm for further examination of African literature as world literature and for analysis of African literature through the lens of psychoanalytic semiotics. While varied in modes of inquiry, the essays are unified in their ambition to explore new theoretical directions, reinvigorating the conversation around how African literature is read and studied.