When you get together with friends or coworkers, what do you talk about? Do you discuss opposing views? Do you agree on the current narrative? While being informed can help bring more sense to the current conversation, sometimes you need a break from the deluge of current news. To combat news burnout and add something fresh to the conversation, The New York Times recommends some fictional books by 21st century female authors.
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
"A resonant and fiercely intellectual novel about a Nigerian woman named Ifemelu who leaves Africa for America and suffers here before starting a blog called “Raceteenth or Various Observations About American Blacks (Those Formerly Known as Negroes) by a Non-American Black” and winning a fellowship at Princeton. “Americanah” brings news, on many fronts, about how a new generation of immigrants is making its way in the world." — Dwight Garner
Outline by Rachel Cusk
"A crisp, poised and cerebral novel that has little in the way of straightforward plot yet is transfixing in its unruffled awareness of the ways we love and leave each other, and of what it means to listen to other people. The book’s events take place over the several days that a divorced English writer named Faye spends in Athens, where she has gone to teach a writing class." — Dwight Garner
Looking for new interactions and conversations? Our third WomenWork event, to be held on Tuesday, September 18th, at 7pm, features Women of Merit speaker Lucy Nunes, Superintendent of Chapel School. There will be a short Q&A after Lucy's presentation, followed by networking, socializing, and a tasty drink or two to close out the evening. Cateto, located on R. Francisco Leitão, 272, in Pinheiros, is graciously providing us their upstairs space for our event. Space is limited, so be sure to RSVP at amsocwomenwork.eventbrite.com before September 17th!