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Americanah - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Americanah
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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... show more
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. Ifemelu—beautiful, self-assured—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. Obinze—the quiet, thoughtful son of a professor—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 passion—for their homeland and for each other—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 today’s globalized world: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s most powerful and astonishing novel yet.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780307271082 (0307271080)
Publisher: Knopf
Pages no: 477
Edition language: English
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Hol
Hol rated it
5.0 Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
She knew that the people who read her blog were not the same people who attended her diversity workshops. During her talks, she said: “America has made great progress for which we should be very proud.” In her blog she wrote: Racism should never have happened and so you don’t get a cookie for reduci...
The English Student
The English Student rated it
4.0 Americanah - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Americanah follows the lives of two Nigerians: Ifemelu, who moves to America to study and starts a very successful blog about race in America (seriously, from what Adichie writes you'd think that getting blog views is easy); and Obinze, who moves to the UK to get work and is considerably less succes...
It's a Books World
It's a Books World rated it
4.0 Review: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Goodreads summary: From the award-winning author of ‘Half of a Yellow Sun,’ a powerful story of love, race and identity.As teenagers in Lagos, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love. Their Nigeria is under military dictatorship, and people are fleeing the country if they can. The self-assured Ifemelu depar...
JaelynC
JaelynC rated it
Americanah is eye-opening and goes into depth about problems that we as a society are often afraid to address. It tells the story of a Nigerian woman, named Ifemelu, who travels across the Atlantic in search of the American dream, leaving behind all of her culture and her beloved sweetheart, Obinze....
Sheila's Reads
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4.0 AMERICANAH by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Ifemula leaves Nigeria to come to America to complete her education. Obinze, while wanting to go to America, goes to England. The lives they live there are different than what they anticipated. They live immigrant lives which includes lying to get jobs, pretending to be others, taking the lowest job...
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