The Thing Around Your Neck - The Thing Around Your Neck Summary & Analysis

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Summary

In the story “The Thing Around Your Neck” you thought when you went to America that you would have a car and soon have a nice house. Your uncle had put all of the names of your family members in for the American visa lottery. You had won. You would live with him until you were able to support yourself. Your uncle told you America was all about give and take. He helped you get a job at a gas station and enrolled you in community college. You felt at home with your uncle until he molested you one day. You left the next morning. You wound up in Connecticut where you got a job at a restaurant. You sent half your earnings back to Nigeria to your family. They thought you were lucky because you’d won the visa...

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