Perspectives

In this section, we will give you some points that will help you make connections between “A Private Experience” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and current issues, literary period, and similar works.

Current issues

Even though the short story targets the ethnic conflict in Nigeria during the 1990s between the Igbo and Hausa peoples, the story is still relevant today because the conflict has not been solved. Although the conflict rarely takes violent forms nowadays, there are still constant media reports about ethnic tensions and even killings. Today Nigeria is in the process of democratization, a process that started at the end of the 1990s, but ethnic conflict remains politicized and an important issue in the country.

Literary period

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