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Publisher Description

From the award-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun, a dazzling new novel: a story of love and race centered around a young man and woman from Nigeria who face difficult choices and challenges in the countries they come to call home.
As teenagers in a Lagos secondary school, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love. Their Nigeria is under military dictatorship, and people are leaving the country if they can. Ifemelu-- beautiful, self-assured-- departs for America to study. She suffers defeats and triumphs, finds and loses relationships and friendships, all the while feeling the weight of something she never thought of back home: race. Obinze-- the quiet, thoughtful son of a professor-- 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.
Years later, Obinze is a wealthy man in a newly democratic Nigeria, while Ifemelu has achieved success as a writer of an eye-opening blog about race in America. But when Ifemelu returns to Nigeria, and she and Obinze reignite their shared passion-- for their homeland and for each other-- they will face the toughest decisions of their lives.
Fearless, gripping, at once darkly funny and tender, spanning three continents and numerous lives, Americanah is a richly told story set in today' s globalized world: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie' s most powerful and astonishing novel yet.

GENRE
Fiction
NARRATOR
AA
Adjoa Andoh
LENGTH
17:29
hr min
RELEASED
2013
August 1
PUBLISHER
Recorded Books
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
842.4
MB

Customer Reviews

Lindsey1017 ,

Obama’s 2018 reading list

I wanted to read the book bc Obama had it on his best of 2018 book list.. The book was slow to start for me but probably bc i don’t relate to the experience of the character... it was cool to see a foreigners American experience though... but once I got to about chapter 7 I really enjoyed the story from then on. The end made me happy.

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