The Thing Around Your Neck - On Monday of Last Week Summary & Analysis

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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In the story “On Monday of Last Week” Kamara looked at herself in the mirror and imagined Tracy touching her stomach. Josh was waiting when she came out of the bathroom. He was Tracy’s seven-year-old son. She prepared supper for Josh. They’d been practicing for Read-A-Thon a competition Josh had been named a finalist. Kamara thought he looked tired. Josh’s father was white. His mother was African-American. Even when she was being interviewed by Josh’s father Neil, Kamara had wondered about Josh’s mother. She was told Tracy was an artist, that she worked in the basement and was not to be disturbed. Even though Kamara hadn’t really wanted a job as a babysitter, one she considered demeaning, she had wanted a job in order to have a reason to get out of the apartment...

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