Gender, Race, and Place: Perspectives on Adichie’s Americanah

Gender, Race, and Place: Perspectives on Adichie’s Americanah

Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Building 4, 4-270

Join us for a panel discussion about Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah, this semester’s selection for the MIT Reads program. Selected in collaboration with My Sister’s Keeper, Americanah is a story of love, race, and identity centered around a young man and woman from Nigeria.

Our panelists are:

Kimberly Juanita Brown, Visiting Assistant Professor and Martin Luther King Fellow
Nneka Dennie, Visiting Scholar, Women’s and Gender Studies
Amah Edoh, Assistant Professor, Global Studies and Languages
Helen Elaine Lee, Professor, Comparative Media Studies / Writing

Doors open at 5pm for those who have pre-registered; others will be seated starting at 5:20pm, as space permits. Books will be available for purchase at the event, in addition to our ongoing options for obtaining your copy. 

The MIT community is also invited to join us for group discussions of Americanah:

Wednesday, November 8, 12-1pm
Location: W20-407
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Friday, November 17, 12-1pm
Location: W20-407
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