Next Book Group: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

americanahBook Group will meet on Thursday, August 7, at 7:30 a.m., and Friday, August 8, at noon, to discuss Americanah: A Novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Americanah is winner of the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, winner of the The Chicago Tribune 2013 Heartland Prize for Fiction, and one of The New York Times’s Ten Best Books of the Year.

In an interview broadcast on NPR, Adichie explains how she had to “learn” to be black in the United States when she moved from Nigeria to the U.S. for college,  A New York Times review of Americanah describes how the author skillfully addresses race and blackness in America, Nigeria, and Britain, being “an extraordinarily self-aware thinker and writer, possessing the ability to lambaste society without sneering or patronizing or polemicizing.” And discussion questions from Random House thoughtfully prompt conversation about this powerful novel.

Boston Children’s Hospital personnel are encouraged to join us in the AV Room in the Library on Thursday, August 7, at 7:30 a.m., or Friday, August 8, at noon, to participate in discussion about this book. If you would like to be added to our Book Group email distribution list, please contact Jessica LaBrie or Alison Clapp.

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