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Notes on grief

Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Publisher: Toronto : Knopf Canada, 2021.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From the globally acclaimed, best-selling novelist and author of We Should All Be Feminists, a timely and deeply personal account of the loss of her father. Notes On Grief is an exquisite work of meditation, remembrance, and hope, written in the wake of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's beloved father's death in the summer of 2020. As the COVID-19 pandemic raged around the world, and kept Adichie and her family members  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi, 1977-
Notes on grief.
Toronto : Knopf Canada, 2021
(OCoLC)1233072293
Named Person: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie; Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
ISBN: 9781039001558 1039001556
OCLC Number: 1233055023
Description: pages cm
Responsibility: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

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"From the globally acclaimed, best-selling novelist and author of We Should All Be Feminists, a timely and deeply personal account of the loss of her father. Notes On Grief is an exquisite work of meditation, remembrance, and hope, written in the wake of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's beloved father's death in the summer of 2020. As the COVID-19 pandemic raged around the world, and kept Adichie and her family members separated from each other, her father succumbed unexpectedly to complications of kidney disease. In this extended essay, which originated in a New Yorker piece, Adichie shares how this loss shook her to her core. She writes about being one of the millions of people grieving this year; about the familial and cultural dimensions of grief; and also about the loneliness and anger that are unavoidable in it. With her signature precision of language and glittering, devastating detail on the page--and never without touches of rich, honest humour--Adichie weaves together her own experience of her father's death with threads of his life story, from a youth defined by the tragedy of the Biafran War, through a long career as a math professor, into the days of the pandemic in which he'd stay connected with his children and grandchildren over video chat from the family home in Abba, Nigeria. In the compact format of We Should All Be Feminists and Dear Ijeawele, Adichie delivers a gem of a book--a book that fundamentally connects us to each other as it probes one of the most universal human experiences. Notes On Grief is a book for this moment--a work readers will treasure and share now more than ever--and yet will prove durable and timeless, an indispensible addition to Adichie's canon."--

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