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

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Summary

In the story “The Headstrong Historian”, years after her husband died, Nwamgba still enjoyed memories of her husband, Obierika. When Nwamgba insisted Obierika was the man she would marry her parents weren’t happy because he was an only child and his father was an only child. Her father decided to let her marry Obierika because he came from a good family.

When Nwamgba met Obierika’s cousins Okafo and Okoye she hated them at first sight. She sensed their envy of Obierika. As Obierika got richer they envied him more and more. They didn’t work but came to Obierika for food. They suggested to Obierika that he marry another woman after Nwamgba had several miscarriages. Obierika said he would not marry another woman until they were older so they would have someone to take care of them. Nwamgba decided to...

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