The Reading Discussion Group will be meeting one last time this season at 10:15 a.m. Thursday. They will discuss “Americanah,” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, which The New York Times Book Review nominated as one of the Best Books of the Year.
“Americanah” tells the sweeping tale of Ifemelu and Obinze, two teenagers in love living in Nigeria, but who dream of America. When strife in their homeland descends, the two plan their journey out of Nigeria, but things don’t always go as planned in life (oh, really?), and they are separated. Ifemelu does reach America, but must confront bigotry and prejudice for the first time – a lone stranger in a strange land. Obinze, who had planned to join her in America – but a new post-9/11 America denies him, and Obinze is swallowed into London’s shadowy demimonde. It will be 15 years before they see each other again.
So, how do these lovebirds find their way back to each other? Well, you’ll have to come to The Reading Discussion Group on Thursday to find out. Join the conversation and Find Yourself at the Library.
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