University of Chichester’s staff book group will be starting again next semester in NOVEMBER 2016.
( DATE AND ROOM TO BE ANNOUNCED)
Bishop Otter will now be holding their book group on Thursdays, so we won’t be able to Skype them. However the BRC Book Group have agreed that they will choose their own books for the Bognor group to read, but if possible the Bishop Otter group might read the same one as them. Therefore the 2 books groups can still keep in touch via the BLOG.
The next book BOTH groups will be reading in November is:
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILEY’S WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2014.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
From the award-winning author of ‘Half of a Yellow Sun,’ a powerful story of love, race and identity.
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.
We all wish race was not an issue, says Ifemelu, talking about inter-racial relationships at a polite Manhattan dinner party, the day after Obama becomes the presidential candidate: “But it’s a lie. I came from a country where race was not an issue, I did not think of myself as black and I only became black when I came to America.”
Hope you enjoy reading it. And looking forward to our discussion in November ( date and room TBC)
Please feel free to post any comments you have.