Notes on Grief
National Geographic Books, 11. maí 2021 - 80 síður
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 - dinahmine - LibraryThing
If there is one thing I’ve learned in the five weeks since I lost my beloved cat of 19 years, it is that grief is a unique experience for each person. And yet, my darling girl also died suddenly from ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUmsögn notanda - Beth.Clarke - LibraryThing
A beautiful reflection of her grief, Adichie shares memories of her 88-yr-old father. It's a story of her going through the early stages of grief during the COVID pandemic. Honest and beautiful. Read full review