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July 28, 2015
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Layne Pierce, Lincoln City Libraries, 402-441-8592

One Book - One Lincoln Event Set for August 9

Lincoln City Libraries (LCL) is collaborating with the UNL African Student Association and the UNL Department of History and Ethnic Studies to provide an African perspective on the 2015 One Book - One Lincoln title Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. The event will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 9 at Bennett Martin Public Library, 136 S. 14th St., in the fourth floor auditorium.

The panel will include Alice Kang, Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies; Kwakiutl Dreher, Liaison for African and African-American Studies; Dawne Curry, Associate Professor of History and Ethnic Studies; and Layne Pierce, LCL Librarian. They will discuss the book and its topics of race, class and cultures.

Published in 2013, Americanah tells the story of a young Nigerian woman who emigrates to the U.S. for a university education and stays for work. The book is available at all Lincoln libraries in various formats including print, audio and eBooks.

Visit for more information about the One Book - One Lincoln community reading program.

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