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Americanah: [a novel]

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One of The New York Times Book Review's Ten Best Books of the Year

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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England -- Fiction
Immigrants -- Fiction
Inmigrantes -- Novela
Large type books
Love stories
Materiales en español
Nigeria -- Fiction
Nigerianos -- Estados Unidos -- Novela
Nigerianos -- Inglaterra -- Novela
Nigerians -- England -- Fiction
Nigerians -- Fiction
Nigerians -- United States -- Fiction
Political fiction
Refugees -- Fiction
Refugiados -- Novela
Spanish language materials
United States -- Fiction
title_displayAmericanah
title_fullAmericanah
Americanah / Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Americanah / Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie ; traducción de Carlos Milla Soler
Americanah [compact disc] / Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Americanah [electronic resource] / Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Americanah [large print] / Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Americanah [large print] : [a novel] / Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
title_shortAmericanah
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topic_facetAfrican American Fiction
Compact discs
Fiction
Immigrants
Inglaterra
Inmigrantes
Literature
Nigerianos
Nigerians
Refugees
Refugiados
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Lexile measure:
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