The Schomburg Center is excited to partner with the Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment on the new “One Book, One New York” initiative, for which residents of all five boroughs are encouraged to read the selected book, Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (available in the Schomburg Center collection and for purchase at the Schomburg Shop).
“One Book, One New York” is the largest community read in the nation, and the city’s first ever reading program for which New York City bookworms can read the same book at the same time, while supporting the publishing industry, local bookstore and libraries.
Michaela Angela Davis (image activist, writer, and creator of MADFREE: Liberating Conversations About Image Beauty and Power), Larry Ossei-Mensah (Ghanaian-American independent curator/cultural critic and Co-Founder of ARTNOIR), Lizz Winstead (comedian, radio and television personality, blogger, and former head writer of “The Daily Show”), and Bayeté Ross Smith (noted photographer, multimedia artist and filmmaker) will discuss the themes in Americanah in the context of current events.
Touré (writer, cultural critic, and host of the new television show “BingeWorthy” and new podcasts, “Love City” and “The Touré Show” will moderate this conversation.
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