Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is one of my favorite author's EVER. I read her first novel Purple Hibiscus years ago and was hooked. Her new book of short stories is a good combination of that raw straight forward African way of storytelling with beauty, grace, and emotion. This is a MUST read. Favorite stories in this book, "Jumping Monkey Hill", "The Shivering", "The Arrangers of Marriage" and my favorite favorite favorite "The Headstrong Historian"