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From the globally acclaimed, best-selling novelist and author of We Should All Be Feminists, a timely and deeply personal account of the loss of her father.

"Essential." (Booklist)

Notes on Grief is an exquisite work of meditation, remembrance, and hope, written in the wake of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's beloved father’s death in the summer of 2020. As the COVID-19 pandemic raged around the world and kept Adichie and her family members separated from one another, her father succumbed unexpectedly to complications of kidney failure. 

Expanding on her original New Yorker piece, Adichie shares how this loss shook her to her core. She writes about being one of the millions of people grieving this year; about the familial and cultural dimensions of grief and also about the loneliness and anger that are unavoidable in it. With signature precision of language, and glittering, devastating detail - and never without touches of rich, honest humor - Adichie weaves together her own experience of her father’s death with threads of his life story, from his remarkable survival during the Biafran war, through a long career as a statistics professor, into the days of the pandemic in which he’d stay connected with his children and grandchildren over video chat from the family home in Abba, Nigeria. In the compact format of We Should All Be Feminists and Dear Ijeawele, Adichie delivers a gem of a book - a book that fundamentally connects us to one another as it probes one of the most universal human experiences. Notes on Grief is a book for this moment - a work listeners will treasure and share now more than ever - and yet will prove durable and timeless, an indispensable addition to Adichie's canon.

©2021 Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (P)2021 Random House Audio

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“This intimate work implores, jerks us out of callousness, moves grief closer.... Notes on Grief lays a path by which we might mourn our individual traumas among the aggregate suffering of this harrowing time. Our guide, Adichie, is uncloaked, full of ‘wretched, roaring rage,’ teaching us how to gather our disparate selves and navigate the still-raging pandemic. In the texture of many of these sentences you can almost feel where the writer has resisted bearing down with her refining tools - language and memory - so as to allow her emotional reality to remain splintered and sharp. Adichie is a consummate world-builder.... Over the course of these 30 fragments, we witness a shift in perspective, an assurance that whatever comes next will never have been created before.” (Sarah M. Broom, The New York Times Book Review, front-page review)

Notes on Grief makes visceral the experience of death and grieving. In poetic bursts of imagistic prose that mirror the fracturing of self after the death of a beloved parent, Adichie constructs a narrative of mourning - of haunting and of love. Notes on Grief becomes a work larger than its slim size, universal in the experience of the loss of a parent, and the struggle to mourn that loss.” (Hope Wabuke, NPR.org) 

“Elegantly spare...brutally frank.... With raw eloquence, Notes on Grief is both achingly personal and stunningly familiar to anyone who has felt the ‘permanent scattering’ [of grief]. Written and published less than a year after her father’s death, Adichie’s pain on these pages is so palpable that one can almost taste its bitterness. She captures the bewildering messiness of loss in a society that requires serenity, when you’d rather just scream. Grief is impolite.... Adichie’s words put welcome, authentic voice to this most universal of emotions, which is also one of the most universally avoided.” (Leslie Gray Streeter, The Washington Post

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  • Finfin Krzanowski
  • 2021-06-23

Grief is the price we pay for love

It was cathartic to read this book and to share her views on grief and loss. There's a particular line that's stuck with me. We often say to people that are grieving that their loved one is in a better place. Like Chimamanda, I don't like or appreciate the presumptuousness of that statement. How do you know? Shouldn't I have been brief or be privy to that information? How or why is it better? Bold comeback but it's true, You can never tell someone how to grieve. All you can do is be supportive and be cognizant of the wording of your condolences. Overall this is an amazing book that touches everything from love, life to death. It also exemplifies the price we pay for loving someone in my case my mom, fiercely and intensely even in death.

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  • Twiga
  • 2021-07-05

EXCEPTIONAL!

This work was authentic and soul searing. My life's work is supporting hospice bereaved. Thank you for your incredible bravery.

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  • Txnat
  • 2021-06-27

Comforting

Reading this in a season when I was experiencing grief was extremely comforting. the writing was beautiful. My one complaint is that I wish the book was longer

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  • Tom
  • 2021-06-23

A Daughter’s Beautiful Tribute

Adichie writes beautifully of her Father after his Death, encapsulating all of the Stages of Grief: Shock, Denial, Remembrance, Anger and even Acceptance and Joy at his life well lived, not in a clinical or self-help tone, but as a daughter who deeply loved this man who meant so much to her.

Cultural differences aside, anyone who has lost a loved one will identify with her sensitive words. Four Stars.

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  • Lingfeng Li
  • 2021-08-01

A beautiful and deeply moving book

Having just lost my own father recently, I found the book deeply moving and related. I was weeping while listening. A beautiful book. Thank you.

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  • Clyde
  • 2021-07-21

Required Reading

I Cam Not Believe I Finished This In One Sitting. It Was Absolutely Beautiful And Heart Wrenching All At The Same Time.