This week we’ve chosen Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. As teenagers in Lagos, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love. Their Nigeria is under military dictatorship, and people are fleeing the country if they can. The self-assured Ifemelu departs for America. There she suffers defeats and triumphs, finds and loses relationships, all the while feeling the weight of something she never thought of back home: race. Obinze 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.
Thirteen years later, Obinze is a wealthy man in a newly democratic Nigeria, while Ifemelu has achieved success as a blogger. But after so long apart and so many changes, will they find the courage to meet again, face to face?
Fearless, gripping, spanning three continents and numerous lives, the National Book Critics Circle Award-winning ‘Americanah’ is a richly told story of love and expectation set in today’s globalized world.
In 2014, it was announced that David Oyelowo and Lupita Nyong’o would star in a film adaptation of the novel, to be produced by Brad Pitt and his production company Plan B.
We have a copy of Americanah available to borrow from the library.This week’s pick is sponsored by Oshin the library mascot! ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you so much to everyone who got involved in all of our activities for Libraries Week last week!
We had some amazing feedback as you can see which has warmed our hearts.
We also had lots of people telling us their favourite books. For the children the stand out authors were: J.K. Rowling, David Walliams, Roald Dahl, Francesca Simon, Julia Donaldson and Dr Seuss. We had such a mixture with the adults but some titles included: The Bible, Jurassic Park, The Hobbit, Angels and Demons, To Kill a Mockingbird and Life on Earth.
We have drawn the raffle tickets and picked winners from the quiz and hunt the characters, we’re just in the process of contacting the winners so watch this space to find out who they are! ... See MoreSee Less
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