- Today's Events
College Events Calendar
Discuss Americanah with Portland area alumni
- 9:30 PM
Thursday Nov 13, 2014
Host to be determined
Discuss Americanah by Chimimanda Ngozi Adiche with alumni in the Portland area. The host for this event is to be determined.
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 passion—for each other and for their homeland.
This event is for: Alumni