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Changemaker book club: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
August 9, 2017 @ 7:30 am - 10:30 am
The Summer book of choice is Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
New York Times’s Ten Best Books of the Year
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction
An NPR “Great Reads” Book
A Chicago Tribune Best Book
The Washington Post Notable Book
Seattle Times Best Book
Entertainment Weekly Top Fiction Book
Newsday Top 10 Book
Goodreads Best of the Year
A powerful, tender story of race and identity by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the award-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun.
Ifemelu and Obinze are young and in love when they depart military-ruled Nigeria for the West. Beautiful, 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. Fifteen years later, they reunite in a newly democratic Nigeria, and reignite their passion—for each other and for their homeland.
This is one of several interventions to invigorate our YWCA mission of Eliminating Racism, Empowering Women and promoting Peace, Justice, Freedom and Dignity for All.
This book club is an invitation for the community to engage in a dialogue on the racism in our world and in our community. We hope, through reading this book and others, that the Race to Justice Book Club will serve as a space for these conversations to begin and flourish within the YWCA community.
Join us in person on Wednesday the 9th at 7:30AM or on line at https://www.facebook.com/groups/ChangemakerBookClub/