Americanah

March 4, 2014|
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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A searing nove, at once sweeping and intimate: a story of love and race centred around a man and woman from Nigeria who seemed destined to be together--until the choices they are forced to make tear them apart.

     Ifemelu--beautiful, self-assured--left Nigeria 15 years ago, and now studies in Princeton as a Graduate Fellow. Obinze--handsome and kind-hearted--was Ifemelu''s teenage love; he''d hoped to join her in America, but post 9/11 America wouldn''t let him in.
     Years later, when they reunite in Nigeria, neither is the same person who left home. Obinze is the kind of successful "Big Man" he''d scorned in his youth, and Ifemelu has become an "Americanah"--a different version of her former self, one with a new accent and attitude. As they revisit their shared passion--for their homeland and for each other--they must face the largest challenges of their lives.
CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE grew up in Nigeria. Her work has been translated into thirty languages and has appeared in various publications, including The New Yorker, The New York Times, Granta, The O. Henry Prize Stories, Financial Times, and Zoetrope: All-Story. She is the author of the novels Purple...
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Title:Americanah
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:608 pages, 8 X 5.2 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:608 pages, 8 X 5.2 X 1 in
Published:March 4, 2014
Publisher:Knopf Canada
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780307397928

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