Perspectives

This part of the study guide will give you some idea about how to put “Tomorrow Is Too Far” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in perspective by linking it to current issues, literary period, works by the same author, and short stories that share similar themes…

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Current issues

Published in 2009, the short story is relevant for understanding social bias based on gender, manifested through parental favoritism that leads to sibling rivalry.

The story shows how favoritism and gender inequality can be influenced…

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Literary period

The short story is a piece of contemporary fiction, which implies that the text is also postmodernist. Postmodernism developed after WWII and is still the dominant literary movement today. “Tomorrow Is Too Far” is postmodernist through its themes and approach, as well as through…

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Works with the same theme

For the themes of sibling rivalry and parental favoritism, we recommend the short story “Streamlining” by Muli Amaye. In “Streamlining” a woman has grown up with an inferiority complex…

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