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Book Club: Friends Reading Group

A Black History Month Event

Discussion: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
7:00 p.m.
Smyrna Public Library, Conference Room

Open to the public.

Americanah was nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s “The Great American Read.”

BOOK DESCRIPTION: Ifemelu and Obinze are young and in love when they depart military-ruled Nigeria for the West. Self-assured Ifemelu heads for America, where despite her academic success, she is forced to grapple with what it means to be black for the first time. Quiet, thoughtful Obinze had hoped to join her, but with post-9/11 America closed to him, he instead plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London.

AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie grew up in Nigeria. Her work has been translated into thirty languages. Americanah won the National Book Critics Circle Award and was a New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and Entertainment Weekly Best Book of the Year. A recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, she divides her time between the United States and Nigeria.

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