One of The New York Times Book Review's Ten Best Books of the Year
LONGLISTED 2015Â â€“ International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
From the award-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun, a dazzling new novel: a story of love and race centered around a young man and woman from Nigeria who face difficult choices and challenges in the countries they come to call home.
As teenagers in a Lagos secondary school, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love. Their Nigeria is under military dictatorship, and people are leaving the country if they can. Ifemeluâ€”beautiful, self-assuredâ€”departs for America to study. She suffers defeats and triumphs, finds and loses relationships and friendships, all the while feeling the weight of something she never thought of back home: race. Obinzeâ€”the quiet, thoughtful son of a professorâ€”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.
Years later, Obinze is a wealthy man in a newly democratic Nigeria, while Ifemelu has achieved success as a writer of an eye-opening blog about race in America. But when Ifemelu returns to Nigeria, and she and Obinze reignite their shared passionâ€”for their homeland and for each otherâ€”they will face the toughest decisions of their lives.
Fearless, gripping, at once darkly funny and tender, spanning three continents and numerous lives, Americanah is a richly told story set in todayâ€™s globalized world: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichieâ€™s most powerful and astonishing novel yet.
Author : Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
ISBN : 0307271080
Language : English
No of Pages : 496
Edition : First Edition
Publication Date : 5/14/2013
Format/Binding : Hardcover
Book dimensions : 9.4x6.5x2.1
Book weight : 0.02
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