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|Date & Time:||
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
12:00 PM-2:00 PM
|Suggested Audiences:||Elders, Adult, College, High School|
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Alpharetta Branch Library
10 Park Plaza
Alpharetta, GA 30004
|Description:||The Noonday Nosh Book Group invites you to the Alpharetta Library on Tuesday, March 19, for a lively discussion of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's modern classic, Americanah.
Noonday Nosh is a Roswell Library program but meets at the Alpharetta Library until the Roswell Branch reopens from renovation.
About the book:
From the award-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun, a dazzling new novel: a story of love and race centered around a young man and woman from Nigeria who face difficult choices and challenges in the countries they come to call home.
As teenagers in a Lagos secondary school, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love. Their Nigeria is under military dictatorship, and people are leaving the country if they can. Ifemelu -- beautiful and self-assured -- departs for America to study. She suffers defeats and triumphs, finds and loses relationships and friendships, all the while feeling the weight of something she never thought of back home: race. Obinze -- the quiet, thoughtful son of a professor -- had hoped to join her, but post-9/11 America will not let him in, and he plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London.
Years later, Obinze is a wealthy man in a newly democratic Nigeria, while Ifemelu has achieved success as a writer of an eye-opening blog about race in America. But when Ifemelu returns to Nigeria, and she and Obinze reignite their shared passion -- for their homeland and for each other -- they will face the toughest decisions of their lives.
Fearless, gripping, at once darkly funny and tender, spanning three continents and numerous lives, Americanah is a richly told story set in today's globalized world: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's most powerful and astonishing novel yet.
Entered by: Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
Created: February 28, 2019 at 12:24 PM
Last Modified: February 28, 2019 at 12:28 PM
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