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The book will leave you crying
Reviewed in India on 14 June 2021
A sentence, that Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi has written in her book, Notes On Grief that will leave you astonished,
'I am writing about my father in the past tense and I cannot believe I am writing about my father in the past tense.'
Losing someone close to us never has been and never will be easy. To imagine the sorrow, grief and the despair they may be feeling over the loss, can leave us quite thunderstruck. We have all dealt with small and big losses in our own way and none of the ways are easy.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi's father, the scholar, James Nwoye Adichi, passed away on 10th June, 2020. Notes On Grief is her attempt to pay tribute to her father and her account with grief. She's written about how her father passed away, how helpless it felt to not be able to meet or see him one last time, and the kind of man he was. Her and her family's reaction to his passing away will leave you in tears. She portrays a very raw, open and honest account of how she felt about it. Her writing will make you cry, for grief is quite ruthless and so are its manifestations.
Notes On Grief is a brief account of grief and it's an extremely emotional read.