A Vintage Shorts "Short Story Month" Selection On the day a plane crashed in Nigeria, Ukamaka lets into her apartment a neighbor in a Princeton sweatshirt she'd never met before to keep her company and pray. United in a common loss, Ukamaka is glad to have someone she can confide in about her home, her ex-boyfriend, her life as a graduate student in the United States, and her ambitions. But, in her eagerness to discover a new friend in Chinedu, Ukamaka is slow to realize the tragic and desperate secrets he is protecting from her. In this poignant, stirring short depicting the solitary lives that immigrants face in the United States, acclaimed author of Purple Hibiscus and Half of a Yellow Sun Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie celebrates faith and the fragile ties that can grant salvation. An ebook short.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, geboren 1977 in Nigeria, studierte Medizin und Kommunikationswissenschaften, ging 1998 in die USA, bekam mehrere Preise für ihre Kurzgeschichten. "Blauer Hibiskus" war auf der "Shortlist" für den "Orange Fiction Prize 2004".