Gender, Race, and Place: Perspectives on Adichie’s Americanah
Thursday, November 02, 2017 at 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Building 4, 4-270
182 MEMORIAL DR (REAR), Cambridge, MA 02139
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
Friday, November 17, 12-1pm