In the early 1990s, under Abacha 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 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.
Binyavanga Wainaina 2002 caine Prize Winner and author of One Day I will
Write About This Place, had this to say about the book and it’s author.
“A towering achievement. Americanah is a heart-wringing love story that crosses continents. From the place of Africa in the race politics in America, to love across continents, Americanah dares to bring us a world of a confident and self-made woman making her way in these complicated times. this is the Africa of our future. This book is sublime , powerful and the most political of Chimamanda novels. she continues to blaze the way forward .fearless.”
A fearless novel about love, race, home, hair, Obama, immigration, and-invention .Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie AMERICANAH is set in Nigeria, England and America.
Page count; 539.
First Published ; 2013