The Croatan Book Club's goals are to enhance the members' reading experiences and to promote communication among Croatan residents.
|Time:||05/18/2017 07:00 PM|
|Discussion Leader:||Jane Kelly|
All neighbors are welcome. Just read the book (or maybe not), bring a beverage or snack, and e-mail the hostess if you will be attending.
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
A dazzling new novel: a story of love and race centered around a young man and woman from Nigeria who face difficult choices and challenges in the countries they come to call home. As teenagers in a Lagos secondary school, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love. Their Nigeria is under military dictatorship, and people are leaving the country if they can. Ifemelu—beautiful, self-assured—departs for America to study. She suffers defeats and triumphs, finds and loses relationships and friendships, all the while feeling the weight of something she never thought of back home: race. Obinze—the quiet, thoughtful son of a professor—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. Years later, Obinze is a wealthy man in a newly democratic Nigeria, while Ifemelu has achieved success as a writer of an eye-opening blog about race in America. But when Ifemelu returns to Nigeria, and she and Obinze reignite their shared passion—for their homeland and for each other—they will face the toughest decisions of their lives.
Future Dates, Books, Discussion Leaders, and Hosts
|06/15/2017||When Breath Becomes Air||Paul Kalanithi||TBA||TBA|
|07/20/2017||Find Me Unafraid||Kennedy Obede and Jessica Posner||TBD||TBD|
|08/17/2017||Leaving Time||Jodi Picoult||TBD||TBD|
|09/21/2017||A Long Way Gone||Ishmael Beah||TBD||TBD|
|10/19/2017||Station Eleven||Emily St. John Mandel||TBD||TBD|
|12/07/2017||The RosieProject||Graeme Simsion||TBD||TBD|