2015/06/25

Book Review:
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Title: Americanah
Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Published: 2013
Language: English
Pages: 477
Rating: 5/5


Summary:
As teenagers in Lagos, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love. When their country experiences turmoil, Ifemelu parts for America, experiencing both defeat and triumph, while Obinze plunges into a dangerous life in London, before returning to Nigeria. Thirteen years later, they meet again.

This is a story of love centered around a man and a woman from Nigeria who face difficult choices and challenges in the countries they call home.


Review:
This is, simply, one of the best books I have ever read. It has easily taken it's place among my favourite books of all time. This is an exquisite and crucial piece of literature.

I don't even know where to start with this. I think perhaps the writing is what struck me most. Adichie creates scenes and people that you feel are so real you can almost touch them. I loved her descriptions of families, dynamics in relationships, the places in the story, even things as simple (and complicated) as hair.

This book has taught me many new things, and I love it when books do that. I loved the peek into the culture and the changes in culture the characters experience. But it's the people in this book that snuck their way into my heart. There's something so truthful and raw about they way they are constructed that is so beautiful it almost hurts.

I cannot get over this book. I need to read everything this author has ever published. Everyone needs to read this book. YOU NEED TO READ THIS!
You can get this book at The Book Depository*
You can read more about it on Goodreads

Also, if you're interesting, I would definitely check out some of Adichies interviews on YouTube. I think she's got a wonderful mind, and I love hearing her speak. One of the interviews I enjoyed most was this one, which I would recommend watching after you've read this book (which you MUST).

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