Wednesday, 11 September 2019

How Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie attended the NYC Book Launch of “We, the Survivors” by Malaysian Writer, Tash Aw.

Nigerian internationally acclaimed Writer/Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie took out time to join Malaysian writer, Tash Aw in a conversation at NYC Book Launch of his latest book, “We, the Survivors”.

Both writers took to their various Instagram pages to post about the event. The author of the new book, wrote:
Last night @greenlightbklyn, the US launch of We, the Survivors published by @fsgbooks,” then appreciating Adichie, he added: “Such a beautiful evening in conversation with dearest @chimamanda_adichie. We were both jet-lagged but buoyed by the energy of the fantastic audience. Extra special for me to see so many people from home Thank you, New York”.
Then on her part, Chimamanda wrote. “Felt like a treat to be in conversation with my friend about his wonderful new novel ‘We The Survivors’ at Greenlight bookstore”.

About the new book “We, the Survivors:
The writer presents a compelling depiction of a man’s act of violence, set against the backdrop of Asia in flux.

Ah Hock is an ordinary man of simple means, so what brings him to kill a man? This question leads a young, privileged journalist to Ah Hock’s door.
While the victim has been mourned and the killer has served time for the crime, Ah Hock’s motive remains unclear, even to himself.
The unfurling of Ah Hock’s confession forces both the speaker and his listener to reckon with systems of power, race, and class in a place where success is promised to all yet delivered only to its lucky heirs.