A new book by influential Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a BIG deal!
In just a few days, her new novel “Americanah” will be released in Australia (1st April 2013) and then in the UK (11th April 2013), US fans will have to wait until the 14th of May 2013 to read the book but we are pretty sure it will be worth the wait. Check with the bookstores and online book retailers in your country of residence for the local release dates. BN will also update information regarding the Nigeria release dates soon.
Find out more about “Americanah” below. We are loving that one of the main characters is a blogger! Keep reading…
From the award-winning author of ‘Half of a Yellow Sun,’ a powerful story of love, race and identity.
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.