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Americanah

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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.

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.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Adjoa Andoh

Length:

17h 30m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:32


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

38:58


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

43:56


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

38:44


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

21:01


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

22:32


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

33:48


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

24:18


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:21


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

19:35


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:57


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

15:37


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

18:55


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:31


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

25:13


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

38:29


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

32:03


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

29:03


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

26:46


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

19:19


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

20:30


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

15:07


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:24


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

20:07


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

23:23


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

11:16


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

10:49


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:57


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:17


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

32:15


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

18:09


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

27:24


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:29


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

09:50


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

17:50


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

13:28


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

23:19


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

14:14


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

20:15


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:10


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

23:10


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:57


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

15:47


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:36


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

13:14


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

12:23


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:22


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

12:39


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

09:10


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

20:45


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

13:39


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

35:58


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

16:37


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

11:02


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

46:45


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

11:51


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

01:15