Americanah (Hardcover)

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A young woman from Nigeria leaves behind her home and her first love to starta new life in America, only to find her dreams are not all she expected.

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Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9780307271082
SKU 232105257
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0307271080
Release Date 5/14/2013
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"[A] brutally honest novel about race in this country....It's gripping."
"[A] compelling and important new novel....An unflinching but compassionate observer, Adichie writes a vibrant tale about love, betrayal, and destiny...."
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Editors Note From the award-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun, a powerful new novel--her first in seven years: 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 come 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 fleeing the country if they can. Ifemelu--beautiful, self-assured--departs for America 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. Fifteen 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, spanning three continents and numerous lives, Americanah is a richly told story of love and expectation set in today's globalized world.
Editors Note 1 "A young woman from Nigeria leaves behind her home and her first love to start a new life in America, only to find her dreams are not all she expected"--
Annotation Selected by the New York Times Book Review as one of the 10 Best Books of 2013.
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0496
Publisher Knopf Publishing Group

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