Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie‎

Americanah

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILEY’S WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION
‘A delicious, important novel’ The Times
‘Alert, alive and gripping’ Independent
‘Some novels tell a great story and others make you change the way you look at the world. Americanah does both.’ Guardian
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 departs for America. There she suffers defeats and triumphs, finds and loses relationships, all the while feeling the weight of something she never thought of back home: race. Obinze 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.
Thirteen years later, Obinze is a wealthy man in a newly democratic Nigeria, while Ifemelu has achieved success as a blogger. But after so long apart and so many changes, will they find the courage to meet again, face to face?
Fearless, gripping, spanning three continents and numerous lives, the National Book Critics Circle Award-winning ‘Americanah’ is a richly told story of love and expectation set in today’s globalized world.
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590 printed pages
Original publication
2013

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    Kooswardini Wulandarishared an impression4 years ago
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    Shekinah Gloriehas quoted10 months ago
    slowed by sadness, frightened by the endless stretch of day that lay ahead.
    b1759330473has quoted7 months ago
    will also find that you might make friends more easily with other internationals, Koreans, Indians, Brazilians, whatever, than with Americans both black and white. Many of the internationals understand the trauma of trying to get an American visa and that is a good place to start a friendship.”
    Nina Vyvcharukhas quoted8 months ago
    That’s a pretty strong opinion.”
    “I don’t know how to have any other kind.”

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