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Notes on Grief
Notes on Grief | 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 fathers death in the summer of 2020. As the COVID-19 pandemic raged around the world, and kept Adichie and her family members separated from one another, her father succumbed unexpectedly to complications of kidney failure. Expanding on her original 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 signature precision of language, and glittering, devastating detail on the page--and never without touches of rich, honest humor--Adichie weaves together her own experience of her fathers death with threads of his life story, from his remarkable survival during the Biafran war, through a long career as a statistics professor, into the days of the pandemic in which hed 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 one another as it probes one of the most universal human experiences. Notes on Grief is a book for this momenta work readers will treasure and share now more than ever--and yet will prove durable and timeless, an indispensable addition to Adichie's canon.
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Kitta
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At another book talk at the 92Y!

charl08 Ooh lucky. But a tough book. 5mo
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OrangeMooseReads
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This was good. Adichie writes about losing her beloved father during Covid lock down.
It reminds me that grief is a strange and personal thing.

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OrangeMooseReads
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I got my library card renewed. This is a short one and I love her. So far good.

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kspenmoll
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#alphabetgame #LetterM #LetterN

I read the Mavis Gallant book of Montreal Stories while in Montreal years ago- I bought it there. We were staying in the city for a wonderful week, right near McGill. Notes on Grief I read when published. I recommend both books.

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Smrloomis
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A short and moving read.

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Kerrbearlib
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“How is it that the world keeps going, breathing in and out unchanged, while in my soul there is a permanent scattering?”

#grief #death #mourning #loss

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BookMaven9
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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 “For the rest of my life, I will live with my hands outstretched for things that are not there”
A deeply profound book. Recommend audiobook as her voice is as comforting as her words.

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Dalaine
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I recently lost my grandpa. He was to my mom what I think Adichie's dad was to her. I'm sending her a copy of this short book because I think it does a beautiful job at dealing with the after effects of losing a loved one.

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kaysworld1
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A great explanation on grief and how you don't ever get over it, it's like a slow burn.
A bit of over kill with descriptive explanations sometimes but over all a good book. Short audio book.

#readingthelibrary #librarybook #reading #femaleauthor #readathon #readyforthefuture #read #grief #currentlyreading #audiobook #audiobooks #litsyfamily #litsyfamily #readyforthefuture

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Santie
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September isn‘t a great month for me. Both my cousin and best friend were born in and died in September (2017, 2020), a few days after their birthdays.

Nute Thinking of you. May peace bloom all around you this month! 1y
Santie @Nute Thank you for keeping me in your thoughts. And thank you for the well wishes! Currently on exam period and everything feels to be on fast forward. I hope you‘re keeping well. 1y
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staci.reads
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I love every last thing Adichie writes - she's truly gifted. This one was super personal as she lost her father during the Covid lockdown and turned her grief into this short book that packs an emotional punch. 😢 I can't wait for her to publish another novel.

BkClubCare 😕 (added/updated that I hope this is the bittersweet emoji smile) (edited) 1y
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Theexplorer
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Short, precise. She paints such an acute image of her grief. A strong recommend.

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Santie
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Have you ever realised that you have only one chance to read a book for the first time so you want to do it right? In bed, warm, mind cleared, phone off, so that you can fully absorb the words. Scour the pages and be one with the text. This book is beautifully painful (and I think I have been overusing this description of late). It is my equivalent of Hazel‘s ‘An Imperial Affliction‘ in The Fault In Our Stars.

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Santie
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Today I woke up to good news, that my book will arrive! So getting out of bed in this cold winter was a bit more bearable. I cannot wait to get back home and read this. P.S, the delivery guy was rude 😒

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TheBookStacker
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This past December my uncle unexpectedly passed (not Covid related) and it has been a struggle ever since, I feel this book might wreck me but also rebuild me.

BarbaraBB I hope so for you. I remember your post about it in December and feel for you 🤍 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m sorry for your loss 💔 2y
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