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 girl from Nigeria who face tricky offerings and demanding situations within the international locations they arrive to name home.
As young ones in a Lagos secondary college, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love. Their Nigeria is lower than 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, all of the whereas feeling the load 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 risky, undocumented existence in London.
Years later, Obinze is a filthy rich guy in a newly democratic Nigeria, whereas Ifemelu has accomplished luck as a author of an eye-opening web publication approximately race in the US. but if Ifemelu returns to Nigeria, and she or he and Obinze reignite their shared passion—for their fatherland and for every other—they will face the hardest judgements in their lives.
Fearless, gripping, right now darkly humorous and soft, spanning 3 continents and various lives, Americanah is a richly instructed tale set in today’s globalized global: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s strongest and striking novel yet.
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