SUMMER BOOK GROUP: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
READ WITH US!
C&C's Diversity Group invites our entire community to join in reading Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in preparation for a fall book discussion.
Millie will have copies of this award-winning author's book available beginning Wednesday, June 12, or, you can always pick up a copy on your own.
Black in America: A Story Rendered in Gray Scale by Rosecrans Balkwin, NPR "Powerful . . . If you think racism expired when President Obama was elected, this is perhaps not—or absolutely is—the book for you. [Americanah] is a story of relocation, far-flung love and life as an alien, spread across three continents. It’s also about the lonely but privileged perspective a stranger gains by entering a new culture. Ifemelu experiences America both as a black woman and as an African woman. In the U.S., those two identities combine, for experiences dark and light that Adichie skillfully renders in gray scale. . . . Adichie’s evocative power, transporting my imagination while keeping my feet firmly on the ground, has me looking forward to [her] books for years to come."
Realities of Race by Mike Peed, The New York Times "What’s the difference between an African-American and an American-African? From such a distinction springs a deep-seated discussion of race in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s third novel, Americanah. Americanah is witheringly trenchant and hugely empathetic, both worldly and geographically precise, a novel that holds the discomfiting realities of our times fearlessly before us. It never feels false."
The Danger of a Single Storya TED Talk by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.