Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie









One of The New York Times Book Review's Ten Best Books of the Year

LONGLISTED 2015 – International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

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.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie grew up in Nigeria.

Her work has been translated into over thirty languages and has appeared in various publications, including The New Yorker, Granta, The O. Henry Prize Stories, the Financial Times, and Zoetrope. She is the author of the novels Purple Hibiscus, which won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award; Half of a Ye...

结尾不够好。最尴尬的是豆瓣上的书评,政治啊身份啊后殖民啊都太扯淡了。其实只不过是一个自尊自爱的女留学生的个人成长。但是写的真棒,despite its flawed enging。
想看 ifemelu 继续写 blog
personal can be political
(technically I read the other version with the white cover) still a very likeable book, a bit slow in the later parts with obinze, less cutting. not sure if there could be more written about Nigeria or if it's just that whatever was written were not v relatable to me and therefore less appreciated? (cue the editor w/?s ending each sentence... is me