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ISBN: 9780007356348
Title: Americanah

SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILEY'S WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2014. A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the award-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun, a powerful new novel--a story of love and race centred 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 Lagos, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love. Their Nigeria is under military dictatorship, and people are fleeing the country if they can. The self-assured Ifemelu departs for America. There she suffers defeats and triumphs, finds and loses relationships, all the while feeling the weight of something she never thought of back home: race. Obinze 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. Thirteen years later, Obinze is a wealthy man in a newly democratic Nigeria, while Ifemelu has achieved success as a blogger. But after so long apart and so many changes, will they find the courage to meet again, face to face? Fearless, gripping, spanning three continents and numerous lives, 'Americanah' is a richly told story of love and expectation set in today's globalized world. * 'Americanah' is the winner of the US prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award and is longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction. * 'Half of a Yellow Sun' won the 2007 Orange Prize and established Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie as one of the most important and exciting young writers in the world. * Chimamanda won a MacArthur 'genius' Fellowship in 2009, and was on the New Yorker's 2010 list of 20 writers under 40. * At the heart of this novel are a man and a woman whose story evokes both cheers and tears as they fight for a chance at happiness together. Competition: Ghana Must Go, Taiye Selasi
'A delicious, important novel' The Times
'Alert, alive and gripping' Independen
'Some novels tell a great story and others make you change the way you look at the world. Americanah does both.' Guardian

Format: Paperback
Price: $25.00

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Weight 350 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 31 mm