St. James Book Club, 3/8/2017: Americanah

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Americanah
We had an interesting discussion of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks last session. Sorry if you could not make it.
Our next book selection is
Americanah
About the book:
“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.”

Our meeting date is March 8 (March 1 is Ash Wednesday). If we don’t see you at our Ash Wednesday service, we hope you’ll join us at Book Club!