The Resource Americanah

Americanah

Label
Americanah
Title
Americanah
Statement of responsibility
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILEY'S WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 'A delicious, important novel' The Times 'Alert, alive and gripping' Independent 'Some novels tell a great story and others make you change the way you look at the world. Americanah does both.' Guardian As teenagers in Lagos, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love. Their Nigeria is under military dictatorship, and people are fleeing the country if they can. The self-assured Ifemelu departs for America. There she suffers defeats and triumphs, finds and loses relationships, all the while feeling the weight of something she never thought of back home: race. Obinze 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. Thirteen years later, Obinze is a wealthy man in a newly democratic Nigeria, while Ifemelu has achieved success as a blogger. But after so long apart and so many changes, will they find the courage to meet again, face to face? Fearless, gripping, spanning three continents and numerous lives, the National Book Critics Circle Award-winning 'Americanah' is a richly told story of love and expectation set in today's globalized world
Summary
A young woman from Nigeria leaves behind her home and her first love to start a new life in America, only to find her dreams are not all she expected.
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2014
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2013.
  • National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, 2013.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2013
  • Great American Read, 2018.
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10176773
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
Americanah
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:12b73dac-6580-4b76-8bb8-e12cb2782e91
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780007356492
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Americanah
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:12b73dac-6580-4b76-8bb8-e12cb2782e91
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780007356492
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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