Finished Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
Ifemelu and Obinze dated in college (and it’s a lot more serious than that sentence implies). When they leave Nigeria for the west, though, things fall apart. (She goes to America; he ends up in England.) This novel traces their separate paths and is so much better than I’m making it sound.
There is so much to discuss here. Yes, I love the main characters (especially Ifemelu) but there is a LOT of great stuff here, especially about race and the way that changes from area to area.
Yes, this is a love story, but it also really transcends that. It’s about everything.
I’m so happy my book club picked this and I can’t wait to discuss it.
If you haven’t read this, you need to. Highly recommended.