Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's The Thing Around Your Neck:

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Anyokwu, C.
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a much-decorated, award winning female Nigerian novelist whose debut novel entitled Purple Hibiscus and her superlative sophomore war novel Half o fa Yellow Sun have earned her a place in the burgeoning Nigerian (African) canon. Sharing her time between Nigeria, her motherland, and the United States of America where she took all her university degrees and works, Adichie has successfully mined her Diaspora experience as material for her imaginative apprehension of as well as critical engagement with the contemporary (post)-modem condition conveyed through the institutional site of literary creativity. In this connection, therefore, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in the story collection entitled The Thing Around Your Neck thematises the timeless problematique of migrancy as the inevitable repercussion of socio-economic adversity occasioned by bad leadership and. at a much deeper level. as an onto logic condition of man. This paper, therefore, uses Adichie's work as template to reflect on migrancy as a shaping or framing term of existential experience of Third world inhabitants in particular and humankind in general.
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Migrancy , African Art
Anyokwu,C. (2008) Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's The Thing Around Your Neck: Migrancy and the Literary Imagination. Lagos Review of English Studies (LARES) A Journal of Language and Literary Studies of The Deparment Of English,University of Lagos, Akoka,Lagos, Nigeria. Vol. 16, p. 52 - 65.