Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Find in textNigerian-American author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie writes a beautiful and complex story that touches on love, race, culture, and country all in a flawless narrative that captivates and illuminates. Having grown up in Nigeria, young Ifemelu travels to the United States for university, leaving her first love Obinze behind; she learns of a new life and culture different than her own. And we can all benefit from on outside look that she offers us. She starts to write a blog entitled “Raceteenth or Various Observations About American Blacks (Those Formerly Known as Negroes) by a Non-American Black.” Meanwhile Obinze, in an attempt to start a new life of his own, hopefully with Ifemelu, tries to adventure forth to American, but is denied a visa he first travels to England where he eventually becomes on undocumented immigrant. When the two finally find each other there’s the possibility of revival though they have both changed so much and in different ways. The author is truly beautiful and specular and I have every one of her books on my reading list now.


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