Thalia Book Club: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Americanah

Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
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Publisher's Summary

The author of the critically acclaimed Half of a Yellow Sun and Purple Hibiscus presents her newest novel Americanah, a story of love and race centered around a young man and woman from Nigeria facing challenges in the countries they come to call home.

©2013 Symphony Space (P)2013 Symphony Space

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Not a reading of the book.

This is a bad recording of a question and answer session with the author. Only a very short reading of the book.

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poor quality recording

The sound is poor and I didn't realize this was just an excerpt from the book. Disappointed.

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NOT WHAT I EXPECTED

Would you try another book from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and/or Robin Desser and Francesca Choy-Kee ?

I would definitely try another book from Chimamanda, she's a phenomenal author. However, this was NOT an audible of the book. It was a taping of a discussion of the book.

Would you ever listen to anything by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie again?

The description of the audible would have to be explicitly clear on whether it is a book reading, or a discussion on the book in order for me to make that decision.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Robin Desser and Francesca Choy-Kee ?

I would have cast Chimamanda herself.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment.

Any additional comments?

None.

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Interesting, I will be more sensitive to the issue

Interesting, I will be more sensitive to the issues raised here as I interact with people from different cultures.

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Very good talk

This was a really good talk. I was very impressed by what she had to say.

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  • S. Murray
  • 01-05-20

not the book

This is a recording of a book group conversation, not the book itself. They read some extracts but it's mostly discussion