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WorldDenver Book Club: Americanah

January 31, 2018
5:30 PM MST - 7:30 PM MST
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Whittier Cafe
1710 E 25th Avenue
Denver, CO 80205

Join WorldDenver for our third Book Club event featuring Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. This is our first fiction novel as a group. We hope you can make it!

About Americanah:

Fearless, gripping, at once darkly funny and tender, spanning three continentsand numerous lives, Americanah is a richly told story set in today's globalized world.

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, 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.


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