Continuing the Conversation
Since the show wrapped, the women of V2 have been seeking ways to stay in touch on a regular basis. But life is busy. So very busy. So, what are the women to do? Book club!
This April, the women of V2 are reading Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s “Americanah.”
Adichie grew up in Nigeria and divides her time between there and the United States. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, The O. Henry Prize Stories, the Financial Times, among others. She is a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship.
Americanah, which won a National Book Critics Circle Award, tells the story of Ifemelu and Obinze, young lovers who depart Nigeria for the west. Ifemelu finds herself in America where she grapples for the first time with what it is the be black. Obinze winds up in London, struggling and undocumented.
Because we’ve learned there’s nothing like the comfortable, safe space of a living room, we’re eschewing apps and electronic organizational tools that would allow us to talk as we read and saving our thoughts for a post-reading gathering at the end of the month.
We hope you'll read along. Check our social media for ways to be part of the discussion on Amercianah and to see what we're reading next.