Global Book Club – Young Professionals International Network reads “Americanah”
May 5th, 2019 3:30PM -5:00PM
Travel to Lagos without leaving Seattle! Join the Global Book Club's reading of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's award-winning "Americanah" on May 5th. The Young Professional International Network (YPIN) is launching an internationally-focused book club to let us explore the world without a passport. Grab a copy of "Americanah" and join us for a fun and informal conversation.
About the book:
Americanah is a powerful, tender story of race and identity by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the award-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun.
Ifemelu and Obinze are young and in love when they depart military-ruled Nigeria for the West. Beautiful, self-assured Ifemelu heads for America, 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.