By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
From the award-winning writer of Half of a Yellow Sun, a blinding new novel: a narrative of affection and race situated round a tender guy and lady from Nigeria who face tricky offerings and demanding situations within the international locations they arrive to name home.
As little ones in a Lagos secondary university, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love. Their Nigeria is below army dictatorship, and other people are leaving the rustic in the event that they can. Ifemelu—beautiful, self-assured—departs for the United States to review. She suffers defeats and triumphs, reveals and loses relationships and friendships, the entire whereas feeling the burden of anything she by no means considered again domestic: race. Obinze—the quiet, considerate son of a professor—had was hoping to affix her, yet post-9/11 the USA won't enable him in, and he plunges right into a harmful, undocumented existence in London.
Years later, Obinze is a prosperous guy in a newly democratic Nigeria, whereas Ifemelu has completed luck as a author of an eye-opening weblog approximately race in the US. but if Ifemelu returns to Nigeria, and she or he and Obinze reignite their shared passion—for their place of origin and for every other—they will face the hardest judgements in their lives.
Fearless, gripping, without delay darkly humorous and soft, spanning 3 continents and diverse lives, Americanah is a richly advised tale set in today’s globalized global: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s strongest and stunning novel yet.
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