Dissipation of American Dream in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's The Thing Around Your Neck


  • Dr. M. Parimala Assistant Professor Department of English Bharathidasan Govt. College for Women Puducherry – 3 India


Since the shaping of the continent, United States of America has witnessed the greatest surge of immigration in its history. In the 20th century, the United States of America has been popularly known as „multi-cultural‟, „multi-colored‟, „multi-lingual‟ nation as it embraces people from diverse origins. Though, outwardly the nation celebrates its multifariousness, the people who have gathered diversely struggle hard to sustain its multicity due to various internal and external factors, particularly, when it comes to the issue of race. It is irresistible of the fact that, the emanation of racial issues and the making up of history of America always goes hand in hand. In spite of that, being attracted towards the concept of the so called „American Dream‟, people around the world choose America as their destination to lead a happy, peaceful and affluent life. Subsequently, in the course of time the flow of immigrants rise up gradually every year, being unaware of whether these immigrants live up to the dream or not.


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Parimala, D. M. (2018). Dissipation of American Dream in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s The Thing Around Your Neck. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH , 6(7), 9. Retrieved from https://ijellh.com/OJS/index.php/OJS/article/view/4314