Philosophy Tea – Americanah

  • Date: –16:00
  • Location: Reginateatern Trädgårdsgatan 6, Uppsala
  • Website
  • Organiser: Uppsala universitet i samarbete med Reginateatern
  • Contact person: Gisella Bengtsson
  • Phone: 070-4250608
  • Kulturevenemang

This autumn Professor Peter Wallensteen and Lecturer Daniel Ogden will continue their popular Philosophy Tea talks.

Americanah, December 11, 3pm

Nigeria in a Globalized World - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s, Americanah (2013)

Our third Philosophy Tea discusses the portrayal of post-colonial Nigeria in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah (2013). Driven by political instability and economic difficulties, the main characters – and lovers – Ifemelu and Obinze, seek a better life in the United States and England respectively. Returning to Nigeria they find that not only have they changed but so has Nigeria. Americanah, together with Half of a Yellow Sun (2006) and Purple Hibiscus (2003) form a loose trilogy of Nigeria after independence.

Ticket price 100 kr, Students 30 kr, Senior Citizen 80 kr (including fees)

Each Philosophy Tea session lasts one hour, with the final twenty minutes being reserved for an open discussion with the audience. The sessions are run in English. Tea and scones will be served. All welcome. Philosophy Tea is supported by Uppsala University and the sessions will be disseminated as pod casts.