Writing or telling a story is not my thing, nevertheless reading them, I most definitely love. My recent read novel is Chimamanda’s Americanah. I just love her style of storytelling and find it quite intriguing.
I think every book lover should read this and I do not know how she does it, but she sure has got the gift to hold anyone spell bound. I have read all her novels and will continue reading more from her.
Madame Solange says; way to go Chiamamanda, because your Chi is sure holding you up.
Thus on my daily feature today is the novel Americanah.
“From the award-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun, a dazzling new novel: a story of love and race centered around a young man and woman from Nigeria who face difficult choices and challenges in the countries they come to call home.
As teenagers in a Lagos secondary school, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love. Their Nigeria is under military dictatorship, and people are leaving the country if they can. Ifemelu—beautiful, self-assured—departs for America to study. She suffers defeats and triumphs, finds and loses relationships and friendships, all the while feeling the weight of something she never thought of back home: race. Obinze—the quiet, thoughtful son of a professor—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.
Years later, Obinze is a wealthy man in a newly democratic Nigeria, while Ifemelu has achieved success as a writer of an eye-opening blog about race in America. But when Ifemelu returns to Nigeria, and she and Obinze reignite their shared passion—for their homeland and for each other—they will face the toughest decisions of their lives.
Fearless, gripping, at once darkly funny and tender, spanning three continents and numerous lives,Americanah is a richly told story set in today’s globalized world: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s most powerful and astonishing novel yet.
You can purchase this book from major book stores in Lagos Nigeria or online at: Konga.com or at Amazon.com