Thursday, June 17, 2010

Tenement Talks: The Thing Around Your Neck

Join us tonight for an evening of stories about romance and exile, class and privilege, assimilation and the immigrant experience. The acclaimed Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will read selections from her latest work, The Thing Around Your Neck.

This collection of evocative short stories highlights the differences and universalities between Nigeria and America. With compelling portraits of life in Nigeria, Adichie offers a look into her nation that challenges mainstream media representations of Africa.

Her writing provides revealing insights into the hearts and minds of characters as they navigate cultural collisions and craft new lives in foreign lands. Expect her reading at Tenement Talks to explore both the benefits and heartbreaks of immigration to America.

- posted by Bridget

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