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Americanah
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
One of The New York Times'sTen Best Books of the YearWinner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for FictionAn NPR "Great Reads" Book, a Chicago Tribune Best Book, a Washington Post Notable Book, a Seattle Times Best Book, an Entertainment Weekly Top Fiction Book, a Newsday Top 10 Book, and a Goodreads Best of the Year pick.A powerful, tender story of race and identity by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the award-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun. 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 passionfor each other and for their homeland.From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Eva_B
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche
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This book is so rich and densely captivating. I love this author. She has a uniquely perceptive way of voicing things that are usually left unsaid. Almost every page has a moment that makes you think more deeply about everyday interactions. In particular, her observations about ‘choicelessness‘ really struck me.

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Hanna-B
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Wonderfully nuanced and incisive observation of people, relationships and how much hair can matter. Pure brilliance

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MeganLindell
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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GinaKButler
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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I‘m a little late posting this, but I‘m pretty pumped about my #bookspin and #doublespin this month!

Thanks for hosting, @TheAromaofBooks
#bookspinbingo

Amiable Oh, both of those books are wonderful. 6mo
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Suchethaaahh
Amerikanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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“If you don‘t understand, ask questions. If you‘re uncomfortable about asking questions, say you are uncomfortable about asking questions and then ask anyway. It‘s easy to tell when a question is coming from a good place. Then listen some more. Sometimes people just want to feel heard"

#BookQuotes
#xoxoAllTheWayFromIndia

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Marialou
Americanah | CHIMAMANDA. NGOZI ADICHIE
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I have avoided this book for years! I never quite fancied it enough but have finally read it for a book club and think it is fantastic. It has to be said that not a lot happens in terms of plot but in this case it works because the book is about the characters; their experiences, their relationships, their feelings and their identity. It‘s also a fascinating book with interesting and thought provoking discussions of race, class and politics.

BarbaraBB I waited way too long to read it too and when I did I thought it was fantastic! 9mo
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Amor4Libros
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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This was amazing. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Makes me sad that this book was sitting on my shelf for over a year, but I also know that there is a right time for a book.

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Amor4Libros
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Needed a break from the intensity of A Little Life and started this. 70 pages in and loving it!

GatheringBooks Both are heavygoing novels! Have fun! 📚🧚🏻‍♀️📚 10mo
Amor4Libros @GatheringBooks Thank you!! 10mo
BarbaraBB Both were 5⭐️for me! 10mo
Amor4Libros @BarbaraBB Oh, that‘s great to hear!! 🙂 10mo
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MamaGina
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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This is a pick for me even though I can‘t say I loved this book. I found it compelling to see the US through the eyes of a Nigerian woman, especially her experiences and observations on race and gender. The writing is excellent and Adichie seamlessly takes the narrative back and forth between the two main characters. It wasn‘t until I finished that I realized I just didn‘t like Ifemelu. She was selfish, lacked empathy and had a superior ⬇️

MamaGina attitude throughout. That‘s okay though, I don‘t think the author wrote her to be likeable. Her friends called her out several times for being judgmental too. Even Ifemelu herself recognized it…”She did not understand what it was but there was something wrong with her. A hunger, a restlessness. An incomplete knowledge of herself.” I will read more of Adichie. Maybe I‘ll fall in love with another protagonist another day. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 11mo
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MamaGina
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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My weekend read illustrates something I love about reading: Despite having nothing in common with the characters in a book, there is so much that we all share in the human experience no matter our ethnicity, race, age, country of origin, place or time we live in now…I‘m making a concerted effort in 2022 to read authors who take me completely out of my own life experiences and Americanah is an excellent start.
#WeekendReading

Andrew65 I need to read this. 11mo
CBee I have this and need to read it too! I like your goal 😁♥️ 11mo
Ruthiella Excellent point. The points of view from people different from me is one of the many reasons I love reading. 11mo
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Graciouswarriorprincess
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche
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Reading in my nightmare before sweater shirt with cozy socks tonight.

Jennifer3 I loved, loved this book so very much! 11mo
BarbaraBB What @Jennifer3 says. 🤍 11mo
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mackelie
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Impressive writing! We follow Ifemelu‘s transition from being a Nigerian to becoming a Non-American Black in America. The story has many layers including race, identity, relationships as well as a love story between Ifemelu and Obinze.

It‘s hard to rate a book that is so well written. I wanted to love it but I struggled to finish it. I am also not satisfied with the ending either! Prior to that, I enjoyed Ifemelu‘s insights of living in America.

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Awk_Word_Smith
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Such an amazing gender-reversal short story with women running the world, while men hoped only for marriage and creating a perfect home. This is a story that could only be written by a woman but told from the husband‘s point-of-view. It has everything we‘re used to seeing in reality: health-care inequality, professional inequality, police brutality but rather the men are the victims of a society built around a female power structure. Incredible.

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alisiakae
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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1. Not usually.
2. I love everything Chimamamda Ngozi Adichie writes!

#Two4Tuesday

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 🧡📖📚 1y
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Ellohcin
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Currently reading. 📚☕️

mirnass I loved it! 1y
Ellohcin @mirnass soooooo good. She‘s a wonderful author. 1y
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sleepy.ash87
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Very excited for this one!

BarbaraBB I loved this one! (edited) 1y
luckymio I completely the book in three days...ifemelu narration was always interesting especially the blog about hair. 1y
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BiblioLitten
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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I didn‘t read too many books this year(veryyy few) but these are the ones I‘d recommend.
🥀The Switch- light, palate cleanser, romantic without all the fluff, adorable characters.
🥀Cutting for Stone-chunkster, set in Ethiopia, if medical and family saga is your thing, great for a book club discussion.
🥀Keeper n Me- audiobook rec
🥀Americanah- I was late to the party but if there‘s still someone who hasn‘t read it, I‘d highly recommend this one.

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Esin
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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This book forgoes a linear timeline in favor of winding, unforgettable themes. I loved it.

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mirnass
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Best novel I have read in a while! Basically a love story but it goes so much beyond that. On Nigeria, Africa, USA, migration, identity, belongging and most of all, race. Could not stop reading it!

BarbaraBB One of my favorites last year! 2y
LitStephanie I love this book, too! I was just telling someone this past weekend about how the main character is confused by tipping in American restaurants and thinks it feels like bribing. Glad you enjoyed it! 2y
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Kgaudiuso
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche
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I appreciated the insight into the life of the main character being a black woman from Africa living in Africa and being a black woman from Africa living in the U.S and the cultural differences of both. I found it interesting and refreshing that it wasn‘t your typical love story, but really about the life of an independent woman finding her way.

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JanetGericke
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Loved this book like all her others. Maybe even more. Learned so much while reading it.

SW-T Welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon 🙂 2y
BarbaraBB I loved this one too 2y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🥳📚🌸 2y
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Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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rafaa.magri
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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dainarmb
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Marketed as an ill-fated love story, Americanah is so much more. There are **tons** of layers to Ifem and Obinze's story so the "love story" narrative definitely falls to the back burner in my opinion. Solid 3 star review from me.

Come-read-with-me I really like her work. Thanks for the good review! 2y
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dainarmb
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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My #BookSpinBingo board for the month of March! And of COURSE the book I'm #currentlyreading and my next library check out are nowhere near my #bookspin and #DoubleSpin reads, which I've highlighted yellow as a reminder. 🤦🏽‍♀️💛🤣🤷🏽‍♀️ @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks great!! 2y
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Readerann
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Made me think about the NAB (Non-American Black) in a whole new way. Engrossing and thought-provoking. I‘m at 14 hrs 36 mins for #20in4, but should be able to get a few more hours in today.

BarbaraBB This was another 5 star read for me! 2y
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Jari-chan
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Finished all my planned books and even some more 😁 Well, that's mostly because we had our second lockdown in Switzerland and I had reduced working hours. Now everything's going back to -almost- normal, I'm not quite sure how much reading I'll manage in March. We'll see.

Read 32 books, 5 were audio books, 10 from my online TBR shelves.

Twainy I like your stack!! I think I‘m at 31 books for February but mine are mostly audiobooks. 🎧🖤📚 2y
Jari-chan @Twainy Thank you ❤️ Audio books are great! I hope your reading month was a good one! 2y
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dainarmb
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Finally started this book! I definitely won't be able to finish #bookspinbingo this month, despite having the easiest board to complete! 🤦🏽‍♀️ I forgot February was so short LOL

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REPollock
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Next ebook!

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Jari-chan
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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I've heard and read a lot about this book, but never felt like reading it. But as it happens, it still ended up on my reading list and how glad I am it did! It gave me insights into a life I will never have, deepened my understanding for other people and their feelings. The world needs more books like this one!

@TheAromaofBooks #BookSpinBingo

BarbaraBB So true! 2y
TheAromaofBooks Great review!! 2y
Come-read-with-me I love her style of writing! Great review! 2y
Jari-chan @BarbaraBB @TheAromaofBooks @Come-read-with-me Thank you all ❤️ 2y
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dainarmb
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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One book to go to get #BookSpinBingo !

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MeganAnn
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche
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I loved Ifemelu immediately. Her blog posts and her observations about race were fantastic. I found myself wanting to pause after each blog post when it appeared and reflect on it before continuing to read. Reading about the differences between Ifemelu‘s journey in America and Obinze‘s journey in England and Nigeria was fascinating and informative. And through the entire story, I wanted them to end up together. Fantastic! ❤️

This is my #bookspin

MeganAnn This is also book 6 off my #newyearwhodis list from @BarbaraJean ❤️ This is another one I‘m really glad was on your list so I would finally pick it up! @monalyisha 2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
BarbaraBB I felt exactly the same ❤️ 2y
BarbaraJean Yaaaay! 2y
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MeganAnn
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche
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February #bookspinbingo

#bookspin : Americanah which I‘m currently reading so that‘s a stroke of luck!

#doublespin : an unnamed library book in case one of my holds come in, or if I feel like grabbing something else from hoopla or Libby

I probably won‘t try too hard for a bingo, but I like the satisfaction of coloring in the squares when I finish each book. 🤷‍♀️A couple of titles I have to get to this month do line up nicely so maybe...

BarbaraBB Americanah is sooo good 🤍 2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks great!! 2y
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Jari-chan
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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And again, some of my planned books for February. Mostly from the Library and ebooks now, since my TBR is gone 😅

Moony Wonderful Reading List! Kafka, Lovecraft, Fitzek ❤️ 2y
Buechersuechtling Years ago, „Der Nachtwandler“ was my first Fitzek – and, hey presto, I was on the needle. 😄 Started it on Sunday evening and finished 40 minutes before my alarm clock would go off on Monday morning. – Yeah, my whole working day was exactly how you now imagine. 2y
Jari-chan @Moony Thank you! I also enjoy this months books choices a lot! 2y
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Jari-chan @Buechersuechtling Wow, impressive! But Fitzek really does draw you in! Looking forward to reading more! 2y
Deblovestoread Americana is so good! 2y
Jari-chan @Kdgordon88 I'm not that far in, but yes, I'm also enjoying it a lot! 2y
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MeganAnn
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche
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Here‘s my February #bookspin list:
📚 A few leftover #newyearwhodis books checked out from the library: Currently reading Americanah + hold on Ten Thousand Doors of January finally came in.
📚Added several titles on my shelves by Black authors for #BlackHistoryMonth along with a few favorite authors whose backlists I‘m working on
📚continuing Shadow&Bone series
📚Bone Season is reread before book 4 comes out
📚Other TBR reads I should get to soon

LiteraryinLawrence I like your handwriting! 2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
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Santie
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

I went on YouTube to distract myself from my feelings and then I saw a trailer for Americanah the movie. I love this book so much and to think that it‘s going to get ruined breaks my heart. The casting isn‘t right, seems they will adapt it as more lovey dovey than the book intended. I‘m sad, goodnight. https://youtu.be/P2aDFZRATqM

Nute I‘ll check this out. Thanks for the link. How have you been? 2y
Santie Please do and let me know what you think. I‘ve been coping, thank you so much for asking. How are you holding up? @Nute 2y
Nute Things are moving along. Last year was tough for all of us earth-dwellers. I would like to send a card to you. If you‘re okay with that, then please provide your email address so that I can contact you. It‘s quite alright if you prefer not to. I will understand.🙂 2y
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Santie That‘s the sweetest thing! 🥺🥺 email address: santie_wantie@icloud.com. Looking forward to hearing from you soon! 2y
Nute Look what a nice surprise I came across today. I didn‘t know that you had responded. I was just thinking of you and was checking for your latest post and discovered this instead. Note that because the initial post was created by you, when you respond to a reply you have to tag this person or else they will not receive a notification. I‘m so excited. I will email right now. Yay! 2y
Santie @Nute NOTED! Thanks for the tip. I received your email but not sure if you received my response!? 2y
Nute Yes, I did. My heart is leaping with joy!😊 2y
Santie @Nute 💃💃💃💃💃 2y
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CloakNQuill
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Colson Whitehead, Zadie Smith, Oyinkan Braithwaite

Also including some 2021 Debuts/anticipated reads from authors of color:
Namina Forna - The Gilded Ones
Caleb Azumah Nelson - Open Water
Zakiya Dalila Harris - The Other Black Girl
Nekesa Afia - Dead Dead Girls

#integrateyourshelf @ChasingOm @Emilymdxn

ChasingOm Whitehead is an auto-hold for me too; I‘ve loved his books on audio. I‘m looking forward to this one as well! 2y
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Rothdell
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Before I get to the guts of what I will talk about, this book was amazing. Incredible at playing with my emotions and inspiring change, awareness, and insight. And I loved the characters! Fantastically fleshed out and complex in how they interact with what think vs what they actually do. But Americanah showed me how different men lives are from women and then when race is involved, there‘s an intersectionality. So much insight in this one book!

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BarbaraBB
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche
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Day 9 of #12booksof2020

I can‘t recommend this one highly enough. It is so on point regarding race in our times and society. It is set in America and Africa but it could have easily been Europe as well. It is funny and modern, light and easy but it tackles so many racial issues. A book that will stay with me for some time to come - if not for ever.

Amiable Agree—such a phenomenal book. 2y
Andrew65 One I want to read. 2y
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Rothdell
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Done with my first semester and well on my way to becoming a high school English teacher. I haven‘t read much besides academic books or novels assigned from my professors, including the one in this post that I never got to finish. I‘m enjoying my winter break outside in the climate changed weather in Colorado reading. Happy holidays everyone!

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CloakNQuill
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche
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Day 26
One of my favorite authors. Especially love her TED talks particularly The Danger of a Single Story. Major themes about Race/racism/racial hierarchy in the West alongside the significance of honesty. I loved how Adichie plays with the juxtaposition between Ifemelu & Obinze‘s Western experiences.

“Racism should never have happened and so you don't get a cookie for reducing it”.

#whatsonyourshelf #race #mustread #fiction

Chrissyreadit Great quote! 2y
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BarbaraBB
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Although she has been living in America for 15 years, Ifemelu is still an outsider, observing what being black (and African) in the US means. Her observations are razor sharp and painfully recognizable at times. When she returns to Lagos she‘s an outsider again. Ifemelu has become too ‘Americanah‘. The best book I ever read about race and oh, there‘s a great lovestory too! #1001books ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Gissy I love that edition! 😍 2y
Cathythoughts I must read it 👍🏻 2y
BarbaraBB @Cathythoughts Oh you must! You‘ll absolutely love it too! 2y
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Velvetfur What a fab review! I keep thinking I must read something of hers, I see her name everywhere 🙂 2y
BarbaraBB @Velvetfur Read this one! I liked the tagged one too but this one is really spot-on contemporary . (edited) 2y
Velvetfur @BarbaraBB Thank you for the recommendation! It's on my TBR now 😁 2y
Megabooks This was a 5⭐️ for me too! 2y
thereflectiveflaneur Brilliant novel! 2y
AshleyHoss820 Adichie is absolutely a necessary voice in contemporary literature! Another favorite is a collection of short stories of hers: 2y
BarbaraBB Thanks for the recommendation @AshleyHoss820 I‘ll stack! How are you? I am glad to see you again and have been missing your reviews ❤️ 2y
AshleyHoss820 @BarbaraBB Absolutely! I thought I loved Americanah but The Thing Around Your Neck blew me away! I hope you enjoy it if you choose to read it! 😊 I‘m doing okay! I‘ve missed you guys!!! I‘m almost done with this semester and then I get a month off! 😊 I hope you are doing well and staying healthy!! 2y
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That-Bookish-Hiker
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche
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This is really disappointing especially since it‘s Transgender Awareness Week.

I haven‘t read any of her books but I do have the tagged book on my TBR.

Trans Women are Women and you won‘t change my mind on it. These comments and opinions are dangerous.

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2020/11/15/chimamanda-ngozi-adichie-jk-rowling-transg...

More in comments:

That-Bookish-Hiker Did you know there are still states that allow the “Panic” defense which legal strategy that asks a jury to find that a victim‘s sexual orientation or gender identity/expression is to blame for a defendant‘s violent reaction, including murder? That is why these comments that JKR and now this person are dangerous. The murders of transgender people in 2020 surpass the total for last year and that was back in August. (edited) 2y
Chrissyreadit I will state fully that I agree that trans rights are human right, trans men are men and trans women are women, but I also believe in the validity of concept that both authors espouse. I have read pieces in the past from trans women shocked by the change in treatment after transition and experiencing the way women are spoken to and/or treated after they had experienced some male privilege. It was potentially liberating of their feminism but does 2y
Chrissyreadit Not change that girls grow up with this mysogeny and have different developmental experiences. I believe trans women also grow up with difficult developmental experiences I will never know or understand because I am a cis woman. I also believe that menstrual struggles will not be understood by trans women and menstruation has been used against all people who menstruate in societal conjecture and shame. I believe trans men have many struggles with 2y
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Chrissyreadit Menstruation that I can never comprehend and that trans women may have emotional struggles because they do not- and still fully believe that everyone is the gender they identify as. I worry that there are big ways to support each other we are missing out on because we have all been marginalized by patriarchy. I feel that the discussions must become broader and inclusive because in the end the only one who keeps winning are the patriarchy. 2y
Chrissyreadit There should be no discrimination, ridiculous bathroom laws or amy comy barret on the Supreme Court. I write all of this because I want to discuss it- I want more open talk around menstruation and child hood trauma- both from being born in cis and trans gendered bodies. I want to affirm that experienced pain is real and we all have a stake in it. 2y
zezeki I'm fairly new to this topic, since it's not something that is talked about in my country. I personally don't have any issues with using the same bathrooms, but trans women in women's sport I do have issue with. I'm sorry but it doesn't seem fair to me that they should compete with other cis women because their biological sex gives them an advantge immediatly. 2y
That-Bookish-Hiker @Chrissyreadit @zezeki I appreciate you guys being open to coversation and sharing your opinions. This is a topic I‘m still learning about and the points you made are valid and questions that CIS women are asking. When it comes to sports there is a great article with an interview with Dr. Vinny Chulani, Director of the Phoenix Children‘s Hospital Adolescent Medicine Program, where he shares the following: 2y
That-Bookish-Hiker The second thing that I think is really an area of concern for me is how this is a decision that is really not based on science. There are so many characteristics that contribute to excellence in sports. And the same attributes don‘t always carry over from one sport to the next. You need different skills for golfing than you need for archery, basketball, soccer, or gymnastics. 2y
That-Bookish-Hiker Plus, there's not really any sound body of evidence that speaks to the advantage that testosterone confers. When you take a look at some of the studies that have been done on transgender females in terms of their athletic ability, it overlaps with the range that you would find in cisgender women. There is no body of evidence to suggest that there is an advantage. 2y
That-Bookish-Hiker Depending on when a person decides to transition the hormones change due to the therapy the person is doing which can start at any age so the argument that transgender women have more testosterone is hard to argue. I was born female and my body makes more testosterone than other females so does that mean I can‘t participate in sports? Plus joining a sports team starts at a young age, if an duly decides to transition to female they aren‘t going to 2y
That-Bookish-Hiker Decide that now they want to join a team sport. I can understand from that standpoint of the trans women having an edge on a born woman but the likely hood of this happening isn‘t very high but I also don‘t know the scientific research behind that. 2y
TheRiehlDeal That is really unfortunate that Adichie had to agree with Rowling‘s viewpoint on trans women. My sister came out as trans last year and anyone who says anything negative about trans people can go jump off a cliff! I don‘t understand why it‘s so hard for people to accept trans people for who they are! Trans people are human beings as well, and should be treated and viewed as any other non-trans person. 2y
Chrissyreadit @TheRiehlDeal I agree- and am always happy when people feel safe and grow into who they genuinely are. My concern is that while tones and attitudes are offensive there are very real topics we need to all discuss as part of valuing each other. I personally do not agree with Rowling and am frustrated by her limiting herself but also believe there is trauma related to her identity as a women. Does that make sense? 2y
Chrissyreadit @That-Bookish-Hiker I love everything about that article. It points out the science and discrimination in blatant trans discrimination. It feels like there is a constant exhausting battle for conformity- and the truth is there are more cis women,LGBTQ, POC, than people who are forcing conformity- we need to battle systemic oppression and keeping everyone fighting for rights does part of the job of oppression do you know what I mean? 2y
zezeki Thanks for sharing the article, it's a good read, but from what I've gathered this is mostly concerning young people who are transitioning before or during puberty, it's different if the transition happened after puberty, which is my main concern. You have an example of Fallon Fox, a trans woman competing in womens category in MMA who broke her opponents skull. 2y
zezeki I do not want anyone to be banned from playing sports, but new regulations should be put in place that will be fair to all parties involved. And another thing that I've found interesting is that there's always talk about trans women in sports, but I haven't yet heard a story about a trans man who is competing in mens sports. 2y
zezeki There's also an interesting interview with science journalist Debra Soh, it's around 40 minutes long, but if you're intrested in listening to it. She talks about trans rights, academic censorship and all that stuff: https://youtu.be/Q7xariaJn6I 2y
zezeki Sorry for all these comments, this is something that I have no one to talk about in person, like I said trans rights aren't talked about in my country, and Litsy is the only platform where I feel people can have an honest discussion and not be attacked or called names. 2y
Chrissyreadit @zezeki what country are you in? 2y
zezeki @Chrissyreadit Croatia. We're still fighting here to allow same sex couples to foster children, let alone adopt. Also, extreme right wing has been on the rise and they're doing the best they can to make abortion illegal. 2y
Chrissyreadit @zezeki we are actually having the same problem here in the US. We have states that have many discriminatory laws in place, and states including mine, where there is only one planned parenthood, drs and refuse to tie your tubes without your husbands permission and my state made it illigal for abortions to be paid for with Medicaid- including if medically necessary. These are interesting times. 2y
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ju.ca.no
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche
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Just finished this as Audiobook. Even though I did not expect it, I really enjoyed the book and was very invested in the story of Ifemelu and Obinze. A book about love, race, immigration, struggles and coming home with short essay like Blog entries about Race thrown inbetween. It was interesting to read but also entertaining. 4/5⭐️

BarbaraBB Great review. I am listening to this one as well at the moment! 2y
ju.ca.no @BarbaraBB I hope you‘ll enjoy it as much as I did☺️ 2y
BarbaraBB So far I‘m enjoying it a lot! 2y
ju.ca.no @BarbaraBB I‘m looking foward to hearing your final review☺️ 2y
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Kelsyereadsbooks
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 this book was on the long side but it was really amazing. The long romance/life story of the main characters was really well thought out. Highly recommend!

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andrew61
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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The love story of Ifemelu & obinze is a remarkable piece of writing as both form part of an African diaspora in both America and London allowing the author to explore the wider themes of race, racism, class, sex, and hair. I don't know where to start as I put it down with my mind buzzing from the sheer breadth and depth of the issues considered, I feel I shd reread what is a touching, funny brilliant work that portrays a vibrant continent 👇

andrew61 Without reference to poverty war or colonialism, it felt like a unique tale that puts the idea of escaping for a better life in perspective. So much more to think about. 2y
Tanisha_A What a brilliant book, and your review! 👍 2y
Centique What a great review! I really enjoyed this one too - so much to chew on 🧐 2y
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ju.ca.no
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche
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Another round of audio packing our stuff- we‘re moving most of our stuff today, tonight we already plan to sleep in the place for the first time😱

Megabooks Have a great move! 2y
Tanisha_A Woohooo! 🎈 2y
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Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche
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