The English Speaking Association in the Gard

BritsNîmes is a non-profit making association of people interested in the English language.
Membership is open to individuals or families.

BritsNîmes organises regular social and cultural activities.
These are varied and designed to help people to get to know the area,
make new friends and meet local people.
Information is shared via our website, emails, monthly newsletters and Facebook.

attracts members from many nationalities.
Some have lived in the area for many years, others are recent arrivals.
The regular get togethers allow everybody to exchange experiences about life in France.

is always delighted to have new members.
By joining BritsNîmes contact with other members in English can be both a pleasure and an experience, while a helping hand when in need is always welcome.
All nationalities welcome.

Nimes Area Book Club

Nîmes Area Book Club
meets every last Friday of the month

 Friday, January 26 2018 - 11 am

We will discuss Americanah, a novel by Chimananda Ngozi Adihie.

As teenagers in Lagos, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love. 
Their Nigeria is under military dictatorship, and people are fleeing the country if they can. 
The self-assured Ifemelu departs for America. 
There she suffers defeats and triumphs, finds and loses relationships,
 all the while feeling the weight of something she never thought of back home: race.

 Obinze had hoped to join her, but post-9/11 America will not let him in, 
and he plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. 
Thirteen years later, Obinze is a wealthy man in a newly democratic Nigeria, 
while Ifemelu has achieved success as a blogger. 
But after so long apart and so many changes, 
will they find the courage to meet again, face to face?

Fearless, gripping, spanning three continents and numerous lives, 
the National Book Critics Circle Award-winning ‘Americanah’ is a richly told story 
of love and expectation set in today’s globalized world.

For practical reasons attendance is limited to 14.

If you plan to attend, send me an email.


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