The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Courtesy of Fourth Estate The Thing Around Your Neck is a stunning collection of 12 short stories by Nigerian-born award-winning author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Adichie’s previous works include the superb novels Purple Hibiscus (2003) for which she won the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize Best First Book in 2005 and Half of a Yellow Sun (2006), winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2007. The Thing ...

10 Short Stories You Must Read in 2011

Always a great introduction to new authors, this short story collection is part of Get Reading!, Australia’s largest annual celebration of reading and books. There are some fabulous Australian authors included in the book; some established, some newbies. The book programme is an Australian Government initiative aimed at promoting books and reading amongst all Australians. It ...

PERFECT PASSAGE OF PROSE…from a book I have read

Courtesy of Penguin The Boat by Nam Le, page 279 But the mention of land – coming even from her own mouth – cancelled out any joke for Mai.  She had been trying not to think about it.  From every quarter everyone now discussed, obsessively, their situation: they were on a broken-down junk, stranded in the Eastern ...