Lincoln City Libraries (LCL) is hosting a One Book - One Lincoln event at 3 p.m. Sunday, September 20 at the Malone Community Center, 2032 "U" St. Americanah, by Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, was selected in May as the featured novel for the 2015 One Book - One Lincoln community reading program. At the event, four local immigrants will compare and contrast their stories with that of the novel's character Iphemelu.
"The author often mentions in her lectures, the idea of single stories and how no book, no matter how great, can ever be more than a single story, a single picture of a nation or group of people," said Layne Pierce, LCL Librarian. "At Sunday's event, the single immigrant story in Americanah will be compared with that of African immigrants in Lincoln in order to understand immigration in a richer way."
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.
Sunday's event is free of charge with no pre-registration required. For more information about the One Book - One Lincoln community reading program, visit lincolnlibraries.org.