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Americanah

Author : Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

 

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'Americanah' is the latest novel (now out in paperback) by acclaimed Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. It's the story of two Nigerian sweethearts: one goes to America, the other heads for Britain, in the search for opportunity. It’s an epic tale that takes in modern attitudes to race, and is a richly told story of love and expectation set in today’s globalized world. This is Adichie's third and most ambitious novel – her first, Purple Hibiscus, was longlisted for the Booker prize and her second, Half a Yellow Sun, won the Orange prize. A highly acclaimed 2009 collection of short stories, The Thing Around Your Neck, cemented her position as one of the most promising African writers of her generation. She was awarded a prestigious MacArthur "Genius" grant and in 2010, the New Yorker featured her in its list of the 20 best authors under the age of 40.