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:

March 27, 6:30pm-8pm at the SVA Theatre: Center for Communications Panel: “The New News Economy: Truth, Justice & Career Opportunities”: RSVP

March 31, 7:30pm in Aaron David Hall at City College Center for the Arts: “Cuba-Senegal Letters to Mother Africa II by Elio Villafranca” ($) 

April 5, 6:30pm at Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. “#OneBookNY Culturalists In Conversation": 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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