In "The Arrangers of Marriage," Nia is a neighbor in Ofodile and Chinaza's apartment building. Chinaza thinks she dresses like a prostitute, but Nia runs a hair salon. She tells Chinaza she changed her English name to a Swahili one as a teenager. She and Chinaza become friends, and Nia encourages Chinaza to stay with Ofodile until her papers come through and she can leave.
Nia Quotes in The Thing Around Your Neck
The The Thing Around Your Neck quotes below are all either spoken by Nia or refer to Nia. 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 Arrangers of Marriage Quotes
You left your husband? Aunty Ada would shriek. Are you mad? Does one throw away a guinea fowl's egg? Do you know how many women would offer both eyes for a doctor in America? For any husband at all?
Nia Character Timeline in The Thing Around Your Neck
The timeline below shows where the character Nia appears in The Thing Around Your Neck. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
The Arrangers of Marriage