This study guide will help you analyze the short story “The American Embassy” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. You can also find a summary of the text, as well as inspiration for interpreting it and putting it into perspective.
Presentation of the text
Title: “The American Embassy” (2009)
Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Genre: Short story
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (b. 1977) is a Nigerian writer. Her most famous novels are Purple Hibiscus (2003) and Americanah (2013). The short story “The American Embassy” was published in the short story collection The Thing Around Your Neck (2009). Adichie’s fiction generally focuses on issues like race and gender, while her non-fiction often explores feminist topics.
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