Remember Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie? Kurt sat down with the up-and-coming Nigerian writer last December – on the 50th anniversary of the publication of Things Fall Apart – to ask how it felt being called the “21st-century daughter of Chinua Achebe.” Her answer? Pretty good. Now Adichie’s come out with a wonderful new collection of short stories called The Thing Around Your Neck. She read a selection from her story “The Shivering” at the Sydney Writers’ Festival in May – it’s subtle, funny, touching. Check it out (and start one minute in to get right to the story).
Listen to a rebroadcast of Kurt’s conversation with Chimamanda here:
- Annie Minoff