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.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is the author of award-winning and bestselling novels, including Americanah and Half of a Yellow Sun; the short story collection The Thing Around Your Neck; and the essay We Should All Be Feminists. A recipient of a… More about Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Praise for Chimamanda Adichie and The Thing Around Your Neck
“The stories in The Thing Around Your Neck are so exquisite they grab you by the throat and stop your heart.” —Vanity Fair
“Tragic, defiant, revelatory. . . . Adichie deploys her calm, deceptive prose to portray women in Nigeria and America who are forced to march their wits against threats ranging from marauding guerillas to microwave ovens.” —The Washington Post
“Masterful. . . . These stories once again prove that Adichie is one of those rare writers that any country or any continent would feel proud to claim as its own.” —San Francisco Chronicle