Big Daddy's Book Club Americanah
reading group
SA 05.10.2019 17:00

Together with Kritikos Pandelis Mwansa we dive into Americanah, a powerful story of race and identity by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

Americanah is a love story that follows Ifumelu and Obinze who are two young students who met in Nigeria during secondary school, but as they grew, life and circumstances separated them across the globe. Ifumelu traveled to the USA to study at university, and Obinze went to London to seek a better life. Chimamanda wittingly and eloquently tells their experiences in both places from their perspective as an African native living abroad. Throughout this book Chimamanda describes the different archetypes one might encounter in these different locations and circumstances. It touches on many subjects such as racism, interracial relationships, unrequited love and self love.

Join the conversation and share your ideas!

In English

DISCLAIMER:
YOU DONT HAVE TO HAVE READ THE WHOLE BOOK BEFORE THE EVENT, WE WILL DISCUSS THE TOPICS TOUCHED IN THE BOOK AS PART OF A LARGER DISCUSSION AND REFER TO EXCERPTS FROM THE BOOK TO SUPPORT ARGUMENTS ETC.

As part of ‘We Love You’, a multidisciplinary programme on love beyond the romantic and the self - sep oct nov dec 2019