The Thing Around Your Neck - Tomorrow is Too Far Summary & Analysis

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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In the story “Tomorrow is Too Far” the narrator, referred to as “you,” describes the last summer she spent in Nigeria with her Grandmama. Your brother Nonso was the only one allowed to climb the fruit and nut trees to shake down the fruit. Grandmama also taught him alone how to cut down coconuts. Nonso always got the first sip of coconut milk even though Dozie, Nonso’s cousin, was the oldest boy. Grandmama said it was because Nonso was the son of her son while Dozie was the son of her daughter. For this reason Nonso would carry on the family’s lineage. You remembered a summer several years before when you had fallen in love with your cousin Dozie. In the summer in which the story is set your love for Dozie grew even as your hate for your...

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