Cover of the Kenyan edition

Join us for the Hostos Reads! 2017-18 Kick Off

  • Pick up a copy of this year’s selection, Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
  • Participate in activities and discussion about the book and its themes.
  • Share your ideas for using Hostos Reads! to develop academic skills and build community

Facilitated by Silvia Reyes, Cynthia Jones & Lisa Tappeiner

Room: B-501

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Register



Detail from cover of the Nigerian edition

Community Reading Group — Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Location: Library group study room, 213B

CTL/Hostos Reads! and the Library are hosting a series of informal book discussions in the Library’s group study room 213B.  Staff, faculty, and students are encouraged to join in lively discussions about the novel and related themes.  Completing suggested sections for the each meeting is encouraged but not mandatory.  Everyone is welcome!

In order to accommodate various schedules, groups will meet two times per week, each meeting covering the same sections of the book:

Wednesdays 3:30-4:45 pm  (facilitated by Lisa Tappeiner)

9/27 (chapters 1-2, pp. 3-44, pt 1)

10/4 (chapters 6-11, pp. 47-148)

10/18 (chapters 12-22, pp. 149-278-end pt. 2)

11/1 (chapters 23-36, pp. 281-411)

11/15 (chapters 37-48, pp. 412-500)

12/6 (chapters 49-55, pp. 501-588 end)


Thursdays, 2:00-3:15 pm (facilitated by Silvia Reyes)

9/28 (chapters 1-2, pp. 3-44, pt 1)

10/5 (chapters 6-11, pp. 47-148)

10/19 (chapters 12-22, pp. 149-278-end pt. 2)

11/2 (chapters 23-36, pp. 281-411)

11/16 (chapters 37-48, pp. 412-500)

12/7 (chapters 49-55, pp. 501-588 end)


Pick up your free copy of Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in these locations:

Hostos Library: during business hours: Library Offices (A207J) /On evenings and weekends: Circulation desk (3rd floor)

Center for Teaching and Learning (B418)

If you would like to arrange for copies to be delivered to your classroom, contact Mr. Chao Hao Gao, Library Acquisitions Assistant, 718-518-4217 or



Lisa Tappeiner ( and Silvia Reyes (

Coordinators of Hostos Reads!

Thinking of starting your own reading group for your office, club, or department?  Let us know how we can help!



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