AMERICANAH

by Chimamanda Adichie

ISBN: 9780307455925
Publisher: Random House
Category: Fiction
Winner of the ONE BOOK, ONE NEW YORK Competition

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.
Winner of the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction
One of The New York Times's Ten Best Books of the Year


Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie grew up in Nigeria. She is the author of the novels Purple Hibiscus and Half of a Yellow Sun, which won the Orange Prize and was a National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist, a New York Times Notable Book, and a People and Black Issues Book Review Best Book of the Year. A recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, she divides her time between the United States and Nigeria.
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