The Beautiful People

AMERICANAH

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Knopf, 2013) ISBN: 9780007356348

Americanah is a sharp and absorbing consideration of the migrant experience, identity and relationships.  It follows Ifemelu and Obinze, who fall in love as students in Nigeria and have two very different experiences upon deciding to migrate to the US.  Though it is the story of both Ifemelu and Obinze, Americanah concentrates foremost on Ifemelu and her quest for identity.

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