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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s short story “The Arrangers of Marriage” can be considered an example of feminist fiction.

The story presents Chinaza, who is an intelligent young woman that obeys tradition but also wants to escape an average life by furthering her studies and making her own money. Adichie makes Chinaza…

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Works with the same theme or by the same author

Another important work by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is the short story “The Thing Around Your Neck”. Like “The Arrangers of Marriage” this story also presents a Nigerian woman, Akunna who moves to America and gets into a relationship with a white man. Akunna, like Chinaza also suffers a cultural shock because she is not used to the American culture.

A short story that is quite similar to “The Arrangers of Marriage” is Susmita Bhattacharya’s “Dusk over Atlantic Wharf”. Like “The Arrangers of Marriage” th…

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