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Politics is Personal Book Club discusses Americanah

This event is free and open to the public but you can RSVP below! 

Politics is Personal discusses novels that give us empathetic insight into the world around us.

ABOUT THE BOOK

The bestselling novel from the award-winning author of We Should All Be Feminists and Dear Ijeawele.

"From one of the world's great contemporary writers comes the story of two Nigerians making their way in the U.S. and the UK, raising universal questions of race and belonging, the overseas experience for the African diaspora, and the search for identity and a home." --Barack Obama

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.

Event date: 
Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
827 Upshur Street NW
Washington, DC 20011
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$16.00
ISBN: 9780307455925
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Anchor - March 4th, 2014