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Americanah (MP3 CD)
I was drawn into this intercontinental story through the smart-as-a-whip, funny and down-to-earth voice of its Nigerian heroine, Ifemelu. She is preoccupied with an old love throughout, as well as with her eye-opening experiences living with the "rules of race" while studying in America. Yet, the color of her skin has no relevance once she returns home as an "Americanah." Ifemelu's often startling truths irrevocably deepened my understanding of white privilege.— Justine
One of The New York Times's Ten Best Books of the Year
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction
An NPR "Great Reads" Book, a Chicago Tribune Best Book, a Washington Post Notable Book, a Seattle Times Best Book, an Entertainment Weekly Top Fiction Book, a Newsday Top 10 Book, and a Goodreads Best of the Year pick
As teenagers, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love in a Nigeria under military dictatorship. The self-assured Ifemelu departs for America, where Obinze hopes to join her, but post-9/11 America will not let him in, and he plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Fifteen years later, after so long apart and so many changes, will they find the courage to meet again, face to face?