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Many Voices Project

Each year the Augsburg English Department chooses a common "Many Voices" text for Effective Writing courses -- one that illuminates issues of diversity. Professors, staff, and students across the campus are encouraged to participate in the project.

2016 Many Voices Reading: The Thing Around Your Neck

The Many Voices Project invites you to enter into a dialogue with other minds, so you might encounter ideas that are different than your own. Part of the dialogue will be with the text itself, as you reflect on it, write about it, and discuss it with other people in class.   During the 2016–2017 academic year, the Many Voices Project features Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's short-story collection The Thing Around Your Neck.   Since Adichie's work is the common text for all ENL 111 sections this year, you may find that your conversation about the text continues outside of Effective Writing, perhaps in a professor’s office or other classroom, in the dorm, at meals, or over coffee.

Selected Books

About Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Web Resources

TEDxEuston Talk: We Should All Be Feminists

Adichie gave this 30-minute talk in December 2012 for TEDxEuston, a London-based branch of the annual TED Conference whose motto is “African Ideas Worth Spreading.”

The Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Website

Not Adichie's official Web site, but much more frequently updated. Created and lovingly maintained by an English professor at the University of Liège in Belgium.