DECEMBER 2021: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's “Americanah” - Jen Hatmaker

DECEMBER 2021: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s “Americanah”

Calling all book nerds! Are you looking for a place where your book-loving heart can flourish? Join us at, and become one of our sisters in nerdiness. For December 2021, Jen and the club read Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s “Americanah.” Chimamanda is an acclaimed Nigerian writer that takes the experiences she has lived through and seen occur to guide her writing and share new thoughts and ideas with her readers. She published Americanah in 2013 and the novel became an immediate bestseller. It won the U.S. National Book Critics Circle Award and started conversations on race, microaggressions, immigration, and more. Join Jen and Chimamanda this week as they talk through Chimamanda’s writing process, the way race played a role in the creation of this book, and her hopes for all of her readers.

Episode Transcript

Books and Resources Mentioned in this Episode:

Playlist for the Apocalypse
by Rita Dove 

Birthday Letters
by Ted Hughes 

Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men
by Caroline Criado Perez 

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
by Nicholas D. Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
by Michelle Alexander 


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