One Book, One New York

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah was recently announced as the New York City “community read” for spring 2017. Events have been scheduled across all five boroughs to encourage discussion around Adichie’s award-winning “love story of race and identity.” A reader’s guide can be found here.

I’ve loved this idea since its February launch—and will not only be participating, but forcing numerous friends and family members into taking part as well. Feel free to join us, in action or in spirit. Happy reading!


4 thoughts on “One Book, One New York

  1. I’m a little over halfway through the book so far, and I’m really enjoying it. I bought an extra copy to give to one of my fellow commuters some day as I’m riding the subway to work – I thought that giving someone else a copy would go with the spirit of One Book NY.

    • I love that idea! I should do the same. I want to finish up my current read before I start Americanah, but I’ve heard so many good things that I’m getting a little impatient!

    • I agree! And I’m not sure. I’ve heard of “community reads” in other cities and on university campuses, but I don’t think NYC has attempted one before. I suppose any repeats will depend on this year’s success!

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