Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Publication Date: 2013-05-14
A love story for Nigeria, rights, home and true romance. "Americanah" tells the story of Ifemelu and Obinze, who first meet in their home town Nigeria. As their Nigeria goes under a military dictatorship and civil war, people who can are beginning to leave the country. As Ifemelu immigrates for America to study, she experiences several feats and triumphs of a culture and country that is entirely different from her own. In America, she finds and loses relationships and friendships, while interacting with the unfamiliar issue of race. Obinze, on the other hand, wished to accompany Ifemelu in the United States, but post-9/11 America erased every hope for him to enter. Instead, he lives as an illegal immigrant in London. Years later, Obinze is a rich man in the young democratic Nigeria, while Ifemelu has achieved success as a writer of an eye-opening blog about race in America, although always haunted by the ghost of his past lover who lives in Nigeria now. But when Ifemelu returns to her home in Nigeria, she meets Obinze again and the two immediately fall back in love... Except Ifemelu isn't exactly the only woman in his life and both of their lives are no longer the same as when they were just children who love each other.