Thursday, March 16, 2017
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's "Americanah" Wins Inaugural ’One Book, One New York"
Mayor's Office Of Media And Entertainment Announces Americanah As Winner Of Inaugural "One Book, One New York" Program
New Yorkers will be encouraged to read the book in the coming months and participate in free, open-to-the-public events taking place throughout the five boroughs
Free, 90-day access to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's "Americanah" audiobook offered to all New Yorkers through partnership with digital reading subscriptions service Scribd
NEW YORK, March 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Throughout February, New Yorkers voted for the book they want the whole City to read together as part of "One Book, One New York," and today, Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) Commissioner Julie Menin and BuzzFeed announced New Yorkers have chosen Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's "Americanah" as the winning book. Nearly 50,000 votes were cast online and at kiosks throughout the New York City subway system, generating a citywide conversation online about which book should win this first-of-its-kind competition. During the next several months, MOME will present a series of free, open-to-the-public events throughout the five boroughs for New Yorkers to gather in discussion of Americanah, and engage with its poignant and timely themes of immigration, feminism, and race.
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