Notes on Grief (Hardback)
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Hardback 96 Pages / Published: 13/05/2021
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Expanded from her original New Yorker essay, Adichie’s characteristically powerful and enlightening meditation on the nature of grief is a searchingly honest and eloquent slice of life-writing.

A devastating essay on loss and the people we love from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the bestselling author of Americanah and Half of a Yellow Sun.

'Grief is a cruel kind of education. You learn how ungentle mourning can be, how full of anger. You learn how glib condolences can feel. You learn how much grief is about language, the failure of language and the grasping for language'

On 10 June 2020, the scholar James Nwoye Adichie died suddenly in Nigeria.

In this tender and powerful essay, expanded from the original New Yorker text, his daughter, a self-confessed daddy's girl, remembers her beloved father. Notes on Grief is at once a tribute to a long life of grace and wisdom, the story of a daughter's fierce love for a parent, and a revealing examination of the layers of loss and the nature of grief.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008470302
Number of pages: 96
Weight: 140 g
Dimensions: 184 x 117 x 14 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Praise for Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie:

'Take note world ... When Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie tells you to listen, you listen' - Stylist

'Here is a new writer endowed with the gift of ancient storytellers' - Chinua Achebe

'Adiche [has] virtuosity, boundless empathy and searing social acuity' - Dave Eggers

'Her writing is clear-eyed and fresh, her characters simply drawn ... Adichie writes with a cool detachment that allows her to plunder grief and stereotype to brilliant effect' - The Times

'She is a sharp observer, with a gift for capturing those aspects of culture that seem entirely normal to Africans and Americans' - The Sunday Times

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Hardback

“Essential reading on grief in an age of isolation”

Echoing the feelings of so many over the past year, this is a moving, up-close and intense account of mourning experienced through a time of pandemic estrangement. Fractured through the discomfiting lens of zoom calls... More

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“Should be read if you have recently lost a dear one,”

Fascinating insight into how she felt after her father died suddenly in Nigeria ,how angry and empty she felt.Not just angry at herself but everybody around her and if her family was not allowed to say that he had... More

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Katy Wheatley

“An Eloquent Essay on the Difficulties of Truly Expressing Grief”

This is a short volume in which Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie explores the grief she feels at the loss of her father. Everything is exacerbated by the fact that he dies suddenly during the COVID pandemic (although not of... More

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