Americanah (Large Print / Paperback)

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Americanah is a wonderful story full of robust characters, love, loss
and what is means to be African in America.  Ifemelu emigrated from
Nigeria to the US to finish her undergraduate degree. Here she
encounters racism and true poverty for the first time but eventually
finds fame writing an edgy blog about being Non-American Black in
America.  Adichie sprinkles the blog posts -- which are funny but with
an undercurrent of uncomfortable reality -- throughout the novel like
little nuggets.  Concurrently, Obinze, Ifemelu's true love, chronicles
his misadventures in England and then back in Nigeria. Add in a host of
family, friends and acquaintances -- from hair weavers in Trenton, NJ to
oil nouveau-riche in Lagos -- each with their own issues and lessons
learned.  Never preachy, Adichie finds her mark and forces you to think
about your own perspective and set of prejudices.  Thought provoking and
real.

— Phyllis

Description


One of The New York Times's Ten Best Books of the Year

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction

An NPR "Great Reads" Book, a Chicago Tribune Best Book, a Washington Post Notable Book, a Seattle Times Best Book, an Entertainment Weekly Top Fiction Book, a Newsday Top 10 Book, and a Goodreads Best of the Year pick.

A powerful, tender story of race and identity by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the award-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun.

Ifemelu and Obinze are young and in love when they depart military-ruled Nigeria for the West. Beautiful, self-assured Ifemelu heads for America, where despite her academic success, she is forced to grapple with what it means to be black for the first time. Quiet, thoughtful Obinze had hoped to join her, but with post-9/11 America closed to him, he instead plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Fifteen years later, they reunite in a newly democratic Nigeria, and reignite their passion--for each other and for their homeland.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781594139550
ISBN-10: 1594139555
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Large Print Press
Publication Date: January 20th, 2016
Language: English