Friday with the Friends - Book Club

  • February 13, 2015
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Hibiscus Room - 3rd Floor, Mandel Public Library of WPB


Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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.  -- from

11:30 - 12:00 - Book Chatter

12:00 - 1:00 - Moderated Book Discussion


This is a brown-bag lunch event.  Bring your own lunch or purchase lunch before you arrive from any downtown Merchant.


This event is free and open to Friends members and the public.  All are welcome.

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