PL EN


2014 | 11 | 1 | 215-225
Article title

Circumventing Cultural Reification: A Study of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’S the Thing Around Your Neck

Authors
Title variants
Languages of publication
EN
Abstracts
EN
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie argues in her 2009 collection of short stories that in as much as brutal dictatorship together with extreme underdevelopment propel young Nigerians for immigration, inaccurate and often scandalizing media portrayal also has nonetheless an important share in the sad drama. Her drama proposes way of circumventing cultural reification caused by inaccurate media representation.
Publisher
Year
Volume
11
Issue
1
Pages
215-225
Physical description
Dates
published
2014-03-01
online
2014-05-01
Contributors
author
  • University of Adrar-Algeria
References
  • Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi. 2009. The Thing Around Your Neck. London: Harper Collins Publishers.
  • Armah, Ayi Kwei. 1968. The Beautiful Ones Are Not Yet Born. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
  • Armah, Ayi Kwei. 1970. Fragments. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
  • Adorno, W. Theodor. 1997 [1970]. Aesthetic Theory. London and New York: Continuum.
  • Asoo, Ferdinand Iorbee. 2012. “The Short Stories of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.” AFRREV IJAH An International Journal of Arts and Humanities 1(4):13-27.
  • Ball, Karyn. 2005. “Paranoia in the Age of the World Picture: The Global ‘Limits of Enlightenment’.” Cultural Critique 61:115-147.
  • Horkheimer, Max and Adorno, Theodor. 1997 [1944]. Dialectic of Enlightenment, Philosophical Fragments. London, New York: Verso.
  • Luckács, George. 1967 [1923]. History and Class Consciousness. London: Merlin Press.
  • Madera, John. 2009. “Delightful Gumbo or Strange Brew?” A Review of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s The Thing Around Your Neck [Online]. Available: http://www.openlettersmonthly.com/book-review-neckchimamanda-ngozi-adichie/ [Accessed 2013, February 21].
  • Memmi, Albert. 2004. Decolonization and the Decolonized. Robert Bononno (Trans.). Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press.
  • Miller, Robert Alvin and Onyeoziri, Gloria Nne. 2014. “Willful and/ or Imposed Alienation in Recent African Emigration Narratives: Chimamnda Adichie’s The Thing Around Your Neck, Fatou Diomé’s Le Ventre de L'Atlantique, and Henry Lopes’s Une enfant de Poto-Poto” in Fears, Doubts and Joys of Not Belonging. Benjamin Hart Fishkin and Bill F. Ndi (Eds.). Bamenda, Cameroon: Langaa Research & Publishing Common Initiative Group, pp.197-214.
  • Oguine, Ike. 2000. A Squatter’s Tale. Portsmouth, N.H.: Heinemann.
  • Omowumi, Jide. 2011. A Stylistic Analysis of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s The Thing Around Your Neck. BA Dissertation, University of Ilorin, Nigeria.
  • Rasna, Warah. 2011. Red Soil and Roasted Maize: Selected Essays and Articles on Contemporary Kenya. Bloomington: AuthorHouseBooks.
  • Tunca, Daria. 2010. “Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Short Fiction” in African Presence in Europe and Beyond. Kathleene Gyssels and Bénédicte Ledent (Eds.). Paris: L’Hartaman.
  • Wirngo Siver, Comfort. 2012. Self-Migration and Cultural Inbetweeness: A Study of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s The Thing Around Your Neck. Teacher’s Diploma Dissertation. University of Yaoundi 1, Camerron.
Document Type
Publication order reference
Identifiers
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.doi-10_2478_rjes-2014-0025
JavaScript is turned off in your web browser. Turn it on to take full advantage of this site, then refresh the page.