Imitation: From the Collection The Thing Around Your Neck

Imitation: From the Collection The Thing Around Your Neck

by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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Overview

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection

Nkem is living a life of wealth and security in America, until she discovers that her husband is keeping a girlfriend back home in Nigeria. In this high-intensity story of passion and the masks we all wear, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author of the acclaimed novels Half of a Yellow Sun and Americanah and winner of the Orange Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award, explores the ties that bind men and women, parents and children, Africa and the United States.

“Imitation” is a selection from Adichie’s collection The Thing Around Your Neck. 

An eBook short.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101912294
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/13/2015
Series: A Vintage Short
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 24
Sales rank: 696,679
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie grew up in Nigeria. Her work has been translated into thirty languages and has appeared in various publications, including The New Yorker, Granta, The O. Henry Prize Stories, the Financial Times, and Zoetrope: All-Story. She is the author of the novels Purple Hibiscus, which won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award; Half of a Yellow Sun, which won the Orange Prize and was a National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist, a New York Times Notable Book, and a People and Black Issues Book Review Best Book of the Year; Americanah, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award and was a New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and Entertainment Weekly Best Book of the Year; and the story collection The Thing Around Your Neck. A recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, she divides her time between the United States and Nigeria.

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