A Private Experience Summary
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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A Private Experience Overview

In Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's short story A Private Experience, sisters Chika and Nnedi visit their aunt in Kano during their vacation from university. While exploring in the marketplace, a riot breaks out and the sisters are separated. Chika then follows a kind woman to an abandoned shop. Huddled in the dusty space, waiting for the violence to end, Chika's sense of self, worldview, and faith are challenged. The story explores themes including separation, humanity, and faith.

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