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This page offers a Teacher Toolbox, a set of materials on the current KCC Reads book teachers can use, adapt or be inspired by: course syllabi, classroom exercises, assignments, exams, etc. In the English department, we have developed a number of such toolboxes that are used by members of our faculty—when teaching a course for the first time, for example, or when newly hired, and thus needing to familiarize themselves with assigned courses and with Kingsborough practices.

In connection with KCC Reads, we assemble this Teacher Toolbox for similar reasons. Many faculty adopting the book are teaching it for the first time. And so, this set of teaching materials can be most helpful.

Please read through the material below and use or adapt whatever parts are useful for your class. Know that this page is a work in progress. Any questions or ideas, suggestions for improvement, and, most especially, any additional teaching materials you have for inclusion in the Toolbox would be very much appreciated. If so, please send them to us at:

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Teacher Toolbox:  Americanah

Class Materials  |  Online Resources  | Video Files  |  Audio Files  |  LINKS


~Teaching Materials & Readings: Individual Teachers & Classes~


A Listing of Themes and groups of themes in Americanah put together by the KCC Reads Cohort -- in two formats:


Prof Maureen Fadem will use the following materials in connection with teaching Americanah:


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~Online Teaching Resources~
Penn State's Common Reading Program Adopted Americanah - their Resource Guide:
Some Interviews on Americanah with the Author:


Notable Reviews of Americanah:

New York Times Book Review:


The Washington Post:

The Guardian:

The Boston Globe:

The Independent (London):

Los Angeles Times:

The Telegraph (London):



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~Video File Teaching Aids~

Chimamanda Adichie's Commencement Address at Wellesley College, 5/29/15: 



Chimamanda Adichie's much loved "TED TALKS":

"The Danger of a Single Story":

"We Should All Be Feminists":

Vogue Interview with Adichie regarding the above talk on Feminism:



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~Audio File Teaching Aids~


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Chimamanda Adichie's Website
 Adichie Launches Real-Life Americanah Blog:
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This Teacher Toolbox is always under construction -- please send us your materials, resources or suggestions!



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