The Thing Around Your Neck - Jumping Monkey Hill Summary & Analysis

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Summary

In the short story “Jumping Monkey Hill” Ujunwa thought it was odd that the African Writers Conference was held at a resort that seemed very touristy. She later learned it was Edward Campbell who had chosen Jumping Monkey Hill as the place for the conference. It was Edward who picked her up at the airport. As they waited for a Ugandan participant in the conference, Edward sat close to her and questioned her about her job. Ujunwa told him only she’d lost her job just before she had left for the conference. When they arrived at the resort Edward made introductions during lunch. The Ugandan was the only person whom Ujunwa disliked immediately. He spoke only to Edward and ignored the other participants. They knew he was the winner of the Lipton African Writers’ Prize.

Edward told the participants that during...

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