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Keene Is Reading: Americanah

August 28, 2014
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Keene State College is again sponsoring and participating in Keene Is Reading, rooted in the idea that becoming a more engaged and productive reader is among the most meaningful outcomes of a college education.

For the 2014-15 reading program, the College invites all members of the greater Keene community to join us for discussions on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah.

Americanah is a story about race and identity, following two people – who left military-ruled Nigeria for very different lives in the U.K. and U.S. – as they are reunited in a newly democratic Nigeria fifteen years later.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was born in Nigeria in 1977, and is the author of three novels and a short story collection. She has received numerous awards and distinctions, including the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction (2007) and a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship (2008).

Book club discussions will be held at noon on Fridays throughout the academic year, and are free and open to the public. Dates and locations are as follows:

September 12, Atrium Conference Room, L.P. Young Student Center
October 3, Room 307, L.P. Young Student Center
November 14, Zorn Dining Commons
February 13, Atrium Conference Room, L.P. Young Student Center
March 6, Atrium Conference Room, L.P. Young Student Center
April 10, Atrium Conference Room, L.P. Young Student Center

Adichie is expected to speak on campus during the spring semester, date still to be determined.