One Book, One New York


Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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Calendar of Events

Click here for dozens of community events celebrating Americanah throughout the five boroughs!

Upcoming Events:

May 1-7, Pen America World Voices Festival of International Literature

May 2, 7pm at Shakespeare & Co: “Girl Powered Fiction”, (FREE) : RSVP

May 3, 8:30pm at Town Hall: “Chimamanda Adichie and Trevor Noah moderated by Chris Jackson” ($) : RSVP 

May 4, 6:30pm at New School: “Gender & Power in the Dystopian Age” ($) : RSVP 

May 4, 7:30pm at Roulette: “Legacies: Militancy and Sisterhood” ($) : RSVP 

May 5, 7pm at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe: “A Conversation led by Glory Edim (Well-Read Black Girl)" (FREE) : RSVP

May 6, 3pm at Barnes and Noble Union Square: “Badass Women: Speaking Your Power”  (FREE) : RSVP

May 6, 4pm at Nuyorican Poets Café: “Dreaming Out Loud” (FREE)

May 6, 6pm at Bronx Museum: “Nancy Morejón and Wild Noise” (FREE) : RSVP

Program Description

One Book, One New York is the largest community reading program in the country, bringing together book-loving New Yorkers to read the same book at the same time. The program was launched in February 2017 with quintessential New York flair, featuring five celebrities who each urged New Yorkers to vote for one of five award-winning books. Ultimately, the votes were tallied and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah was selected as the book all New Yorkers will read together. During the coming months, the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment will present a series of free events throughout the five boroughs, with a culminating One Book, One New York event in early June. See below for a full list of upcoming events, and join in the conversation on social media using the hashtag #OneBookNY.

Discussion Guide

We encourage all New Yorkers to form their own book clubs and community events as part of One Book, One New York. Penguin Random House has provided a discussion guide to enhance conversation around Americanah, and to highlight key themes and passages throughout the book. Access the discussion guide here.

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