Award-winning author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has published a new novel titled AMERICANAH. Farafina has proudly announced the Nigerian edition, which will be released in Lagos, on April 21, 2013. Afterwards, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will go on a national book tour in major cities across Nigeria.
What is Americanah About?
AMERICANAH is a fearless novel set in Nigeria,
England and America. It boldly takes on issues both big and small: love,
race, home, hair, Obama, immigration, and self-invention. In the early 1990s,
under Abacha’s government, Ifemelu and Obinze
fall in love. People are leaving the country if they can and Ifemelu leaves for
America, where alongside defeats and triumphs, she confronts the inevitable
question of race. Obinze, unable to join her in America, goes on to live as an
illegal immigrant in London. After
several years they have both achieved success -- Ifemelu as a popular blogger
about race, and Obinze as a wealthy man in the now democratic Nigeria. When Ifemelu decides to return to Nigeria, she and
Obinze must both make the biggest decision of their lives.
The novel has blurbs by award-winning writers.
I look forward to reading this book. Do you?
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