Cover of: Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

About the Edition

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 com 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 American 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.
(front flap)

Edition Notes

"A novel"--Jacket.

Copyright Date
2013

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
823/.92
Library of Congress
PR9387.9.A34354 A44 2013
lccn_permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/2012043875

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
477 p. ;
Number of pages
477

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL25428864M
Internet Archive
americanah00chim
ISBN 10
0307271080
ISBN 13
9780307271082
LC Control Number
2012043875
OCLC/WorldCat
794366985, 948606233
Alibris ID
9780307271082
Google
jRwJLwEACAAJ
Amazon.com
0307271080
Amazon.it
0307271080
Goodreads
44642974
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