The Thing Around Your Neck Characters

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Nnamabia

Nnamabia is the central character in the story “Cell One.” Nnamabia is the older brother of the narrator of the story. He is described as being attractive and popular. He has a habit of being overly dramatic in telling his stories. The narrator suspects her brother is responsible for the second break in at their house during which their mother’s jewelry is taken because he is so dramatic when he tells his sister someone had robbed their house.

All of his life Nnamabia’s parents, his mother specifically, had made sure he did not get into trouble or suffer any negative consequences when he did things wrong. For this reason he does not take his actions seriously until he is put in jail because it is suspected he is a member of a gang. Even after he is first in jail, the seriousness of his situation does...

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