Monday, 26 October 2015

Book Group - Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche

Our lovely book group!

So this is our book group! Or at least some of it. The truth of the matter is, we rarely meet in our entirely, but there's always a core of about four people in attendance. Over the years we've made a rule that it's always ok to come to the group without finishing the book - it's about friends and fun first and foremost, and our love of reading after that!

In 2014, we submitted to be part of a programme with Reading Groups and the Women's Prize for Fiction where reading groups were given copies of shortlisted books and read and then reported back to the Women's Prize. We were selected (a book group made up of people mostly working at the largest art's festival in the world is pretty compelling!) and the above photo was taken to go on their blog.

Our book was Americanah by Chimananda Ngozi Adichie.

We all really enjoyed the book - we were a little bit divided about the ending - some thought it was a bit of a cop out and some loved it! But, you know we love a good division in opinion.

Here are some resources you can use to help with your book group discussions:
Beyond these questions, we did spend a lot of time talking about race, expectation, honour and loyalty as these were themes very prevalent throughout the book.

Have you read this book on your own or part of a book group? We would love to hear what you think!

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