Thing Around Your Neck

This week’s book recommendation is from Ms Robert:

The Thing Around Your Neck, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

It is a collection of 12 short stories, focusing mainly on the lives and experiences of Nigerian women – women caught up in political or religious violence, coping with displacement, loneliness and disappointment in their new lives or their new marriages, surviving tragedy. The women are generally middle class, intelligent but unconfident, and tend to be routed by more selfish and amoral characters.

As they are short stories, it is an easy choice to dip in and out of without losing the story line.