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Rainier Arts Center and Columbia Branch Seattle Public Library host the Arts Gumbo Book Chats, starting with AMERICANAH by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

WHERE: Rainier Arts Center (Event Room)
3515 S Alaksa St (downstairs)

WHEN: Thursday, September 8 at 7pm

HOW: Pick up a copy of the book at Columbia Branch Seattle Public Library at 4721 Rainier Ave S. or at Rainier Arts Center at 3515 S Alaska St.

COST: Free! And checking out the book is free, too!

WHAT: AMERICANAH is a powerful, tender story of race and identity by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the award-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun.

Ifemelu and Obinze are young and in love when they depart military-ruled Nigeria for the West. Beautiful, self-assured Ifemelu heads for America, where despite her academic success, she is forced to grapple with what it means to be black for the first time. Quiet, thoughtful Obinze had hoped to join her, but with post-9/11 America closed to him, he instead plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Fifteen years later, they reunite in a newly democratic Nigeria, and reignite their passion—for each other and for their homeland.

One of The New York Times’s Ten Best Books of the Year; Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction; An NPR “Great Reads” Book, a Chicago Tribune Best Book, a Washington Post Notable Book, a Seattle Times Best Book, an Entertainment Weekly Top Fiction Book, a Newsday Top 10 Book, and a Goodreads Best of the Year pick.

WHY: What better way to build cultural understanding between people of diverse backgrounds than through sharing art, food and celebration? That is the goal of our Arts Gumbo series, now in its 15th year. In 2016, we present a multi-day celebration: Pan Africa, Pan Arts. We will explore the collective emerging culture that exists for Africans who have immigrated to the NW.

Targeted to families of diverse cultures, Arts Gumbo provides audiences with the opportunity to celebrate local cultures through music, dance, visual arts, food, books and discussions.

More Arts Gumbo events:
Thursday, Oct 13 at 7pm - Book Chat (free)
Friday, Oct 14 at 7pm - Film Screening (ticketed)
Saturday, Oct 15 at 7pm - Main Event (ticketed)
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