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Americanah Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Americanah By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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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.

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Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

A delicious, important novel The Times

Alert, alive and gripping Independent

Some novels tell a great story and others make you change the way you look at the world. Americanah does both Guardian

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 todays globalized world.

Americanah Reviews

`By turns tender and trenchant . . . there's nothing too humble or daunting for this fearless writer' New York Times

A brilliant novel: epic in scope, personal in resonance and with lots to say Elizabeth Day, Observer

A delicious, important novel from a writer with a great deal to say The Times

A brilliant exploration of being African in America an urgent and important book, further evidence that its author is a real talent Sunday Telegraph

An extremely thoughtful, subtly provocative exploration of structural inequality, of different kinds of oppression, of gender roles, of the idea of home. Subtle, but not afraid to pull its punches Alex Clark, Guardian

A tour de force The artistry with which Adichie keeps her story moving, while animating the complex anxieties in which the characters live and work, is hugely impressive Mail on Sunday

Adichie is terrific on human interactions Adichies writing always has an elegant shimmer to it Wise, entertaining and unendingly perceptive Independent on Sunday

Adichie paints on a grand canvas, boldly and confidently This is a very funny, very warm and moving intergenerational epic that confirms Adiches virtuosity, boundless empathy and searing social acuity Dave Eggers

An honest novel about race with guts and lustre within the context of a well-crafted, compassionate, visceral and delicately funny tale of lasting high-school love and the sorrows and adventures of immigration Diana Evans, The Times

[A] long, satisfying novel of cross-continental relationships, exile and the pull of home Adichies first novel for seven years and well worth the wait FT

Alert, alive and gripping Independent

About Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was born in Nigeria in 1977. Her first novel Purple Hibiscus was published in 2003 and was longlisted for the Booker Prize. Her second novel Half of a Yellow Sun won the 2007 Orange Prize for Fiction. Her short story collection, The Thing Around Your Neck, was published to critical acclaim in 2009. Her work has been selected by the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association and the BBC Short Story Awards, has appeared in various literary publications, including Zoetrope and The Iowa Review. She won a MacArthur genius grant in 2009, and in 2010 appeared on the New Yorkers list of the best 20 writers under 40. Her third novel, Americanah, was published to widespread critical acclaim in 2013. Half of a Yellow Sun is now a major feature film, Americanah is in production. She lives in Nigeria.

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Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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