Sign in

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie wrote something in her collection of short stories, “The Thing Around Your Neck,” that put my eyes at a standstill.

She said that one of the reasons “big men” preferred to remain in Nigeria rather than America, is because America does not recognize them as “big men” in the way that a Nigerian society does.

They don’t get set on high tables at weddings of people they have no relationships with. People don’t rush over to carry their bags at their workplaces. Boy-boys don’t bow and brown-nose and “Sah” after every sentence. …

Fonon Nunghe

Creative Expression

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store