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Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Japanese translation: “アメリカーナ”, くぼたのぞみ訳)

Date:  September 20, Wednesday
Time: 10:00 to 12:00
Format:  Zoom
Discussion Leader:  Peggy Kanada
Others welcome: All booklovers of CWAJ are welcome to participate, as well as prospective members.  Please be sure to RSVP for Zoom link.
RSVP to by: September 18, Monday

From the author’s website ( ): “A powerful, tender story of race and identity… Ifemelu and Obinze are young and in love when they depart military-ruled Nigeria for the West. Beautiful, self-assured Ifemelu heads for the U.S. 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.” The novel won many awards including the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction.

Enjoy the author’s TED Talk:

NOTE: An evening discussion of “Americanah” is being considered for September 21. Please contact the Co-Leaders for an update if you are interested.

Co-Leaders: Michiko Miyoshi and Ann Endo