“One of my most favourite books during the last years was “Americanah” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. A young lady from Nigeria realizes her dream of moving to the US and returns to her home country after 10+ years abroad. The superbly written breathtaking story is full of witty descriptions and sharp observations that make the book a page-turner. It makes you want to cry and laugh at the same time. Long stretches of the story are depicted in amazingly precise and funny minute events that become symbolic for a deep understanding of society, politics, and reality. The hairdresser stories are hilarious. It is like in the lab: All the attention to details.”
We'd like to introduce a new series of "What are you reading?" of book recommendations by MDC staff members. The first one is by the scientist Prof. Simone Spuler. She researches stem cell research and muscle diseases at the MDC and ECRC. Simone Spuler usually reads in the evening and prefers to read on paper, although she appreciates the e-reader on vacation.