By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
From the award-winning writer of Half of a Yellow Sun, a stunning new novel: a narrative of affection and race based round a tender guy and lady from Nigeria who face tough offerings and demanding situations within the nations they arrive to name home.
As kids in a Lagos secondary university, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love. Their Nigeria is lower than army dictatorship, and folks are leaving the rustic in the event that they can. Ifemelu—beautiful, self-assured—departs for the US to review. She suffers defeats and triumphs, unearths and loses relationships and friendships, the entire whereas feeling the load of whatever 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 United States won't allow him in, and he plunges right into a risky, undocumented existence in London.
Years later, Obinze is a prosperous guy in a newly democratic Nigeria, whereas Ifemelu has completed good fortune as a author of an eye-opening weblog approximately race in the USA. but if Ifemelu returns to Nigeria, and she or he and Obinze reignite their shared passion—for their place of birth and for every other—they will face the hardest judgements in their lives.
Fearless, gripping, straight away darkly humorous and smooth, spanning 3 continents and various lives, Americanah is a richly informed tale set in today’s globalized global: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s strongest and magnificent novel yet.
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From the award-winning writer of 1/2 a Yellow sunlight, a blinding new novel: a narrative of affection and race established round a tender guy and lady from Nigeria who face tricky offerings and demanding situations within the nations they arrive to name home.
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