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Americanah

Americanah

by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Paperback
Publication Date: 24/02/2014
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILEY'S WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2014.

From the award-winning author of 'Half of a Yellow Sun,' a powerful story of love, race and identity. 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.

ISBN:
9780007356348
9780007356348
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
24-02-2014
Language:
English
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
400
Dimensions (mm):
198x129x31mm
Weight:
0.35kg
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's work has appeared in numerous publications, including The New Yorker and Granta.

She is the author of the novels Purple Hibiscus; Half of a Yellow Sun, which won the Orange Prize; Americanah, which won the NBCC Award and was a New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and Entertainment Weekly Best Book of the Year; the story collection The Thing Around Your Neck; and the essay We Should All Be Feminists.

A recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, she divides her time between the United States and Nigeria.

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