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Book Review: Chimamanda Adichie’s The Thing Around Your Neck

Book Review: Chimamanda Adichie’s The Thing Around Your Neck

In The Thing Around Your Neck, a collection of short stories written by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the reader is exposed to characters that are many things, including a surprise to those who have been limited to a Western literary interpretation of Nigerian culture. Adichie insists on considering the wide variety of Nigerian stories to be […]

September 16, 2012 | By | Reply More
Prime Time for Your Short Stories

Prime Time for Your Short Stories

In A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf’s treatise on women and fiction, Mrs. Woolf lamented that, historically, women had to have both money and a room of their own in order to write – two resources that had been universally difficult, if not impossible, for women to attain back then. However, these days women only […]

August 22, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Having it all: Life as a Working Mother and Author

Having it all: Life as a Working Mother and Author

From the perspective of a single mother, it seems that we have to wear all the pants, hats, shoes, and everything in between to take care of our business, right? While this may sound simple enough, I assure you it is not! As a matter of fact, it is extremely difficult to keep the smiles […]

July 2, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More