Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a Nigerian writer. She has been called "the most prominent" of a "procession of critically acclaimed young anglophone authors [that] is succeeding in attracting a new generation of readers to African literature".
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This book is made up of twenty-three stories, each from a different author from across the globe. All belong to one world, united in their diversity and ethnicity. And together they have one aim: to involve and move the reader.

The range of authors takes in such literary greats as Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Jhumpa Lahiri, and emerging authors such as Elaine Chiew, Petina Gappah, and Henrietta Rose-Innes.

The members of the collective are:

Elaine Chiew (Malaysia)
Molara Wood (Nigeria)
Jhumpa Lahiri (United States)
Martin A Ramos (Puerto Rico)
Lauri Kubutsile (Botswana)
Chika Unigwe (Nigeria)
Ravi Mangla (United States)
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Nigeria)
Skye Brannon (United States)
Jude Dibia (Nigeria)
Shabnam Nadiya (Bangladesh)
Petina Gappah (Zimbabwe)
Ivan Gabirel Reborek (Australia)
Vanessa Gebbie (Britain)
Emmanual Dipita Kwa (Cameroon)
Henrietta Rose-Innes (South Africa)
Lucinda Nelson Dhavan (India)
Adetokunbo Abiola (Nigeria)
Wadzanai Mhute (Zimbabwe)
Konstantinos Tzikas (Greece)
Ken Kamoche (Kenya)
Sequoia Nagamatsu (United States)
Ovo Adagha (Nigeria)

From the Introduction:

The concept of One World is often a multi-colored tapestry into which
sundry, if not contending patterns can be woven. for those of us who worked
on  this  project, ‘One World’ goes beyond the everyday notion of the globe
as a physical geographic entity. Rather, we understand it as a universal idea,
one that transcends national boundaries to comment on the most prevailing
aspects of the human condition.


This attempt to redefine the borders of the world we live in through the
short story recognizes the many conflicting issues of race, language, economy,
gender and ethnicity, which separate and limit us. We readily acknowledge,
however, that regardless of our differences or the disparities in our stories, we
are united by our humanity.


We invite the reader on a personal journey across continents, countries,
cultures and landscapes, to reflect on these beautiful, at times chaotic, renditions
on the human experience. We hope the reach of this path will transcend the
borders of each story, and perhaps function as an agent of change.


Welcome to our world.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, autora ganadora del prestigioso premio Orange con su novela Medio sol amarillo, vuelve al territorio de la ficción con este volumen de cuentos, un libro que revela una voz madura crecida en la realidad de un país como Nigeria.

-Edición especial limitada con prólogo de Paula Bonet-

Conmovedores y profundos, estos relatos cuentan historias humanamente cercanas y geográficamente remotas: historias de mujeres que sufren lejos de su país de origen, historias de emigrantes que se encuentran a sí mismos en América, la tierra prometida.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, autora nigeriana, sabe hablar de África alejándose de los titulares manidos sobre ese continente, pero sin dejar de lado la historia de su país.

Es una escritora interesada en cómo los asuntos públicos afectan a los individuos, interesada en analizar desde la ficción el choque entre la modernidad yla tradición, las expectativas familiares y los sueños de las nuevas generaciones.

Reseñas:
«Leer los relatos de Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie es un verdadero placer; la autora pertenece al reducido grupo de jóvenes escritores cuyo talento y sabiduría les separa de su propia generación debido a su gran madurez narrativa.»
Yiyun Li

«Algo alrededor de tu cuello, nominada al nominada al premio de relato Frank O'Connor International y al John Llewellyn Rhys, es un libro memorable.»
The New York Times

«Algo alrededor de tu cuello es una lectura perfecta para los tiempos que corren.»
Publishers Weekly

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