The Week (US)

Notes on Grief


by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s father didn’t die from Covid-19, said Nilanjana Roy in the Financial Times. Yet “more than any other piece I’ve read recently,” Adichie’s slim memoir “captures the harshness of mourning in a time of pandemic.” The celebrated novelist, living in the U.S., couldn’t grieve with family in Nigeria and had to coordinate funeral arrangemen­ts via Zoom. It was all shattering, yet Adichie’s words “bring comfort to all of us who’ve suffered loss in this most loss-filled of years.”

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