Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie grew up in Nigeria. Her work has been translated into thirty languages and has appeared in various publications, including The New Yorker, Granta, The O. Henry Prize Stories, the Financial Times, and Zoetrope: All-Story. She is the author of the novels Purple Hibiscus, which won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and Half of a Yellow Sun, which won the Orange Prize and was a National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist, a New York Times Notable Book, and a People and Black Issues Book Review Best Book of the Year; and, most recently, the story collection The Thing Around Your Neck.
A recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, she divides her time between the United States and Nigeria.
~ From the book jacket
Four sequential discussions will be held. Please mark your calendar and do your best to attend all four.
All discussions will take place on Mondays, noon - 1:00 pm in Glatfelter Lodge or Library 18 (see email for your assignment).
Questions for Week 1:
Questions for Week 2:
Questions for Week 3:
Questions for Week 4:
More questions are available from the publisher.
This box contains links to resources shared by #GBCTalks participants!
New Evidence Shows There's Still Bias Against Black Natural Hair (NPR Code Switch 2-6-17)
Prosperity Theology (one of Ifemelu's mother's churches seems to practice this)
Books on the Refugee and Immigrant Experience - Americanah is on the list, along with 40 others
Now Is the Time to Talk About What We Are Actually Talking About (New Yorker 12-2-16) - essay by Adichie about the U.S. presidential election
What is it like to be an international student in a classroom? (VIDEO - requires GC login)
34 Books by Women of Color to Read This Year (Electric Lit 2017)