The Thing Around Your Neck - Ghosts Summary & Analysis

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Summary

In the short story “Ghosts” Professor James Nwoye was shocked when he saw Ikenna Okoro, a man he had thought was dead. He had gone to the university Bursary to ask about his pension which he learned had not yet come in. He chatted with a man named Vincent who had given a eulogy for the professor’s wife Ebere when she died. He bought some bananas for some men who were begging, but thought to himself that the men really needed moisturizer. His wife had kidded him about not using enough moisturizer especially during the dry seasons. He remembered her habit of applying Nivea to his skin after his morning bath.

He was walking toward his car when he saw Ikenna Okoro. Even though the men had not been good friends, they shook hands and then hugged. Ikenna had defied the rules when...

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