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The bestselling novel—a love story of race and identity—from the award-winning author of We Should All Be Feminists and Dear Ijeawele.

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… (more)

Editorial reviews (8 reviews)

Americanah is one of the best books I’ve read this year.

Its ultimate concern isn’t the challenge of becoming American or the hyphenation that requires, but the challenge of going back home.

In its mix of domestic drama and detailed analyses of world politics, the book is a hybrid of Naguib Mahfouz’s Cairo Trilogy and the more overtly political works of Nadine Gordimer.

Book Details  

Publisher: Anchor (May 14, 2013)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 496 pages

File size: 3.3 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Awards: National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction 2013 winner

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