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love come shine over the sea

A little free fiction for a Federal holiday: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's "A Private Experience."

The Guardian describes it thus:  Two women caught up in a violent street riot take shelter in an abandoned shop. A short story by the Orange Prize-winning author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

It's gorgeous, and after I read it I had to go find the nearest living thing and give it a hug.

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The collection from which this short story comes simply is incredible.
This is very true.
That story was stunning.
That was gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

(Anonymous)

have you read "half of a yellow sun"?

It's one of the best books about war and being an outsider I've ever read.
~mbc~

Re: have you read "half of a yellow sun"?

Not yet, but it's on the shelf beside my bed.

(Anonymous)

Re: have you read "half of a yellow sun"?

oh, btw, sorry for posting anonymously- i'm one of the new editors at ideomancer
~maya~
Whew. Powerful. Shame on me for not having read Adichie's books yet. They're on my list, at least... but then, my reading list could circle the Earth, maybe more than once.
Thank you for that. After a day to make me question the morality of the community I live in that was exactly what I needed.
Yes, thank you for posting that. What a great storyteller.
Thank you for linking this. Adichie's vivid portrayal of Nigeria and the riot left me breathless, and I loved her nuanced characterization.