The Thing Around Your Neck Quotes

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Even then, I felt that there was a theatrical quality to the way the drawers were flung open, as if it had been done by somebody who wanted to make an impression on the discoverers. Or perhaps it was simply that I knew my brother so well.”
-- Narrator (Cell One paragraph 3)

Importance: Nnamabia’s sister knows him well enough to know he is responsible for faking the robbery in which his mother’s jewelry is stolen.

She imagines — and this she imagines herself because Obiora did not suggest it happened that way — the proud young men wishing they did not have to behead strangers to bury their king, wishing they could use the masks to protect themselves, too, wishing they had a say.”
-- Narrator (Imitation paragraph 7)

Importance: Nkem imagines that just like she, the men who are to protect the king wish they had some say in their own lives.

It is one of the things she has come...
-- Narrator (Imitation paragraph 16)

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