Please use the following questions as a starting point for your response to the Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie story “Ghosts”. You don’t need to answer all of the questions, or even answer any of them in full, but please keep your response focused and relevant.
- How does Adichie relate information about the past in this story? Through scenes? Through summary? How are exposition and explanation deployed, and to what effect?
- What effect does the first-person narration have on this story? How would this story be different if it were told from another point of view?
- “Ghosts” looks like a realist story at the beginning, but by the end, it’s distinctly unreal. How does Adichie accomplish this transition? Does it succeed? If so, why? If not, why not?