**** A complex novel that combines a number of topics so skillfully that it was an absolute delight to read. Although the topics are not easy and Adichie could easily have turned militant, she avoids all pitfalls. Her main protagonist, Ifemelu is an opiniated woman but never feels the urge to fight for just causes in person. In her blogs she challenges people to think about racial discrimation, corruption and personal choices. One of those choices is how to wear your hair.
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Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Winner of the National Critics Circle Award. A young woman from Nigeria leaves behind her home and her first love to start a new life in America, only to find her dreams are not all she expected
Americanah - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - available as an e-book (International Ed. Book Club Spring 2015)
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Long story that is well worth reading. Great characters, but the story of race in America is one that needs to be told too.
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (eBook) - Carnegie Medal finalist, 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,...
Why Nations Fail -- An absolute must read for anyone interested in international policy and social justice. It kind of reads like a long term paper, but a very well written and compelling one.
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Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty by Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson (2012)
Fascinating and humorous book explaining the origins of the world financial crisis of 2008. Quick and very interesting read.
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Catch-22: Finally read this classic, and found it initially befuddling, then hilarious, brilliant, and well, yes, "strangely affecting."
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Catch-22 by Joseph Heller. Set in the closing months of World War II in an American bomber squadron off Italy, "Catch-22" is the story of a bombardier named Yossarian, who is frantic and furious because thousands of people he hasn't even met keep trying to kill him.
Catch 22, Joseph Heller -- a Wolsey Hall Oxford staff pick!
Awesome book/cookbook--makes you think about the real flavor of food and what in this day and age is worth making from scratch. I found myself surprised at how simple it is to make some truly delcious staples like bread and yogurt.