Sunday, July 20, 2014

Summer Days Nasher Nights:
Book Discussion – Americanah - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

University Classroom


Each year, Duke’s incoming first-year class reads a book as a tool to foster community and adjust to college life. This year, the Duke-Durham community is encouraged to participate in joining the discussion of Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Americanah is the third novel by award-winning, Nigerian-born author. The story follows Ifemelu and Obinze, two students who left Nigeria to pursue an education in the United States. An emotionally charged coming-of-age story, Americanah goes beyond a college romance, and deals with the very real struggles of race, identity, and finding out what ‘home’ means.


As part of our Summer Days Nasher Nights series, Associate Curator of Education Jessica Ruhle and Academic Program Coordinator Molly Boarati will lead the discussion. There will also be an exhibition related to this book in the Academic Focus Gallery.


Discussions of Americanah will be on Wednesday, July 16 at 11 AM and repeated on Sunday, July 20 at 2 PM. Visitors are encouraged to read the book prior to the discussions. Americanah is available for purchase in the Nasher Museum Store.


All summer, enjoy Summer Days Nasher Nights featuring “Live and Local” music, guest chefs in the café, book discussions, movie nights, wine tastings and more, every Thursday evening and occasional Sunday afternoons.


Museum admission is free to all on Thursday evenings after 5 PM. Nasher Museum members enjoy free admission at all times and a 10% discount in the Nasher Museum Café and Museum Store. Complete Summer Days Nasher Nights schedule.