AmericanahBook - 2013 | First edition
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This sprawling story is about social commentary, Black experience, Black immigrant experience, and love. It really is awesome. It also has a lot of really good food in it, so if you like recipes, or learning about food in different places, this might really be a great book for you. Recommended by... Read More »
Americanah is the story of Ifemelu; a young woman from Nigeria who leaves her home and her first love, Obinze, to start a new life in America. It's a fascinating look at America through the eyes of a "Non-American Black." Adichie's writing is elegant and her observations are compassiona... Read More »
For adults: 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.
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They would not understand why people like him, who were raised well fed and watered but mired in dissatisfaction, conditioned from birth to look towards somewhere else, eternally convinced that real lives happened in that somewhere else, were now resolved to dangerous things, illegal things, so as to leave, none of them starving, or raped, or from burned villages, but merely hungry for choice and certainty.
"...he lived in London indeed but invisibly, his existence like an erased pencil sketch..."
"She liked that he wore their relationship so boldly, like a brightly colored shirt."
“That her relationship with him was like being content in a house but always sitting by the window and looking out”
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