Notes on Grief
Knopf Canada, 11. maí 2021 - 80 síğur
From the internationally acclaimed, bestselling author of We Should All Be Feminists and Americanah, a profound reckoning with loss, written in the wake of her father’s death.
During the brutal summer of 2020, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s beloved father, a celebrated professor at the University of Nigeria and an irreplaceable figure in a close-knit family, succumbed unexpectedly to complications of kidney failure. Notes on Grief is Adichie’s tribute to him, and a moving meditation on loss.
Here Adichie offers a candid snapshot of the shock, loneliness, and disillusionment that followed the news of her father’s death. Her family, unable to be together except for on video calls, struggles to go through the rites of mourning amid a global crisis of unimaginable scale. As Adichie wrestles with his passing, she recalls with vivid, poignant detail who her father was: a remarkable survivor of the Biafran war, a man of kindness and charm, and a fierce supporter of his youngest daughter. Here is a uniquely personal, profound work of remembrance and hope by one of today’s luminaries—a book to bring us together in a time when we need it most.
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LibraryThing ReviewUmsögn notanda - Narshkite - LibraryThing
I received this book in a Goodreads Giveaway. As always, this did not affect my review. This is a gorgeous essay. In 80 short pages Adiche tells us about ugly grief. She provides a chronicle of the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUmsögn notanda - hemlokgang - LibraryThing
Have you ever grieved the loss of a loved one? Are you grieving now? Do you know someone who is grieving? The marvelous writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, generously shares her very personal experience ... Read full review