The Thing Around Your Neck (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)

“The trick was to understand America, to know that America was give-and-take. You gave up a lot but you gained a lot, too.” 

“The trick was to understand America, to know that America was give-and-take. You gave up a lot but you gained a lot, too.” 

Nigeria / 2009

A collection of 12 stunning short stories about migration, displacement, coming of age and adjustment. A lot of these stories were first published in highly-regarded literary magazines. These stories are the sort of fragments that blueprinted Americanah.