Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Ghosts

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“Ghosts” is a story about a 71-year-old retired university professor named James Nwoye. His life revolves around by the memoirs or can be called ghosts of his past such as his deceased wife, Ebere, who died due to counterfeit drugs and his associate, Ikenna, who thought to be dead for a long time. The story started when James is asking for his pension in the university because of his retirement but unfortunately, he wasn’t able to get it, which he expected to happen, then he meets a person whom everyone presumed dead after long years because he thought that Ikenna was killed during the Nigeria-Biafran war. There, they speak about the old days, Ikenna speaks about how he lived because Red Cross helped him escaped and went to Sweden.
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is known for being a great Nigerian writer of novels, short stories, and nonfiction. She developed and improved her writing at a young age that over time she succeeded. She also believed that her family is a part of her great success in writing industry because her family gave her a full support to her chosen career to be able to provide her necessities in writing. The author showed the aspect of spirituality in the story by letting her readers discern that whether you see the things you believed in or you do not see yet the things that you believed in does not matter because you have the control to what you would like to consider. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s major concern is about life’s unexpected surprises and problems. In the story, Ikenna was thought to be dead for so long and came out alive and met James, his friend. Moreover, James encountered a lot more hardships in his life that represent the author’s personal experience and as well as to real people. According to Bellanaja, Adichie suffered from depression, just like an ordinary individual who feel miserable with their life, due to unsaid reasons. Also, it is said that she wrote an essay about depression because she wanted to help people in this way. And with this, it could help break the anxiety or the feeling of being down as a step to getting
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