Americanah

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. 

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