This unnamed narrator of the story "The American Embassy" is a grieving mother attempting to obtain an asylum visa from the American embassy. She's overcome with grief for her son, Ugonna, who was shot the day before by government officials looking for her husband. Ugonna gave the narrator a sense of purpose and an identity that she loved. The narrator decides that she loves Ugonna too much to use his story to get a visa, and elects to stay in Nigeria.
The American Embassy Narrator Quotes in The Thing Around Your Neck
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The American Embassy Narrator Character Timeline in The Thing Around Your Neck
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The American Embassy