In "The Shivering," Chinedu is a gay Nigerian man living in Princeton student housing to evade his impending deportation notice from the US government. He's a devout Pentecostal Christian, and like Ukamaka, he dated a man who tried to control and dictate Chinedu's every move. Chinedu believes that God uses a different type of logic than people do; his faith is blind and trusting. Ukamaka thinks of him as being from the "bush" because of his poor table manners, his style of speaking English, and his unsightly facial features.
Chinedu Quotes in The Thing Around Your Neck
The The Thing Around Your Neck quotes below are all either spoken by Chinedu or refer to Chinedu. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Anchor Books edition of The Thing Around Your Neck published in 2009.).
The Shivering Quotes
Chinedu Character Timeline in The Thing Around Your Neck
The timeline below shows where the character Chinedu appears in The Thing Around Your Neck. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.