Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, an award winning novelist and short story writer, produced a short story for the Book Review of the New York Times – The Arrangements. The title had me wondering if the story would mimic Maggie Shipstead’s Seating Arrangements, set in Nantucket, but the political cartoon on the page promised something better. No matter what your politics, this “Work of Fiction,” will have you wondering and laughing.
I have not yet read Americanah, Adichie’s acclaimed story of a young Nigerian woman who emigrates to the United States for a university education and stays for work. I now have it on order at the library.
Have you read it?
Read Americanah – have The Arrangements set aside from today’s paper. Liked Americanah, but wouldn’t said I loved it. Maybe the hype raised my expectations . . .
Thanks for your comment. After reading the short story today, I am interested in more by this author. I think she also wrote a collection of short stories.