Featured on the new book cart this week are books by writers from other countries. Many of these stories are already staples in New Hampshire book groups. Americanah by Chimamanda Adiche (2013), is not strictly ‘new’, but, is a book club favorite about a couple who flees Nigeria for the West. Ifemelu lands in America, where she achieves academic but has to grapple with what it means to be black. When Obinze‘s visa expires, he plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Homegoing by Yaa Gyusai is a story about two sisters, one who marries into power when she accepts a proposal from an Englishman. The other is sold into slavery. The novel follows their descendants for eight generations. Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue is about young couple from Cameroonian who struggles to make a new life in New York just as the Great Recession upends the economy.
Quotable"No place is as totally democratic as the town library. The only entrance requirement is interest." - Lady Bird Johnson