The Thing Around Your Neck

TR2.52 In the past 25 years there has been a growth in Sub-Saharan African immigration to the United States, from nations such as Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda and Kenya.

On pages 105-110 you will read about the experiences of Akunna, a young woman who has gained access to America from Nigeria.

After reading, do the tasks below and tasks 1-4 on page 111. Then listen to the rest of the short story on the Tracks SF Teacher CDs and work on the rest of the tasks here and on pp. 111-113.


Video: Speech by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice.