Saturday, November 14, 2009

Short Story 9: Hair by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Thanks to Gautami, for the link to many short stories.
This one is available online to read.

This short story by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, is a fairy tale of sorts.

In this story, because of foolery of the father, the family looses a huge fortune to Mr. Lugardson, who was thought as a friend. Even the former friends deserted them. The mother was sad that her once beautiful long perm were now ragged. She couldn't afford all the things that she required to keep them the way they used to be and started wearing a headscarf all the time. The daughter however went ahead and cut off her sad hair and in place of it grew out beautiful, fluffy mane that she untangled every morning.
The tale is all about a fairy Godmother who suddenly started talking to the daughter through her hair and how she helped them get back what was rightfully theirs.
This is a feel good story and I actually liked it.

Hope you like it too.

Gautami's Review


gautami tripathy said...

Good to see you reading Short stories,!

And yes, some show their love and I don't have too!


Suko said...

Ooh, sounds good! Thanks for the online link. I will check it out later! :)

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