Americanah

Americanah

1st paperback ed

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Synopsis

'A delicious, important novel' The Times

'Alert, alive and gripping' Independent

'Some novels tell a great story and others make you change the way you look at the world. Americanah does both' Guardian

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, the National Book Critics Circle Award-winning 'Americanah' is a richly told story of love and expectation set in today's globalized world.

Book information

ISBN: 9780007356348
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint: 4th Estate
Pub date:
Edition: 1st paperback ed
DEWEY: 823.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 660
Number of pages: 477
Weight: 348g
Height: 196mm
Width: 127mm
Spine width: 31mm