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 situated round a tender guy and girl from Nigeria who face tough offerings and demanding situations within the international locations they arrive to name home.
As childrens in a Lagos secondary tuition, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love. Their Nigeria is less than army dictatorship, and folks are leaving the rustic in the event that they can. Ifemelu—beautiful, self-assured—departs for the USA to check. She suffers defeats and triumphs, reveals and loses relationships and friendships, all of the whereas feeling the burden 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 USA won't permit him in, and he plunges right into a harmful, undocumented existence in London.
Years later, Obinze is a filthy rich guy in a newly democratic Nigeria, whereas Ifemelu has completed good fortune as a author of an eye-opening weblog approximately race in the United States. but if Ifemelu returns to Nigeria, and she or he and Obinze reignite their shared passion—for their native land and for every other—they will face the hardest judgements in their lives.
Fearless, gripping, right away darkly humorous and gentle, spanning 3 continents and diverse lives, Americanah is a richly informed tale set in today’s globalized international: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s strongest and astounding novel yet.
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Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie