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Americanah

Title : Americanah
Author : Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Year of publication : 2013
Published by : 4th Estate
Genre : Fiction / Contemporary / Romance

What's it about :
Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love in their teens and have big plans for their future but when Nigeria falls under military dicatorship, things are bound to go awry. Ifemelu manages to immigrate to America to study and even though Obinze promises to follow her shortly after, he is denied access post-9/11. They both go their seperate ways until 15 years later they are both back in newly democratic Nigeria and have to decide whether they can salvage their long lost relationship or will continue to go their separate ways.

What was it like :
A fascinating read tackling serious issues like immigration, racism, education with humour and warmth. Such a beautiful and tender book. It gets my 4,5 / 5 ★    

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