By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
From the award-winning writer of Half of a Yellow Sun, a blinding new novel: a narrative of affection and race based round a tender guy and lady from Nigeria who face tough offerings and demanding situations within the international locations they arrive to name home.
As children in a Lagos secondary tuition, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love. Their Nigeria is lower than army dictatorship, and other people are leaving the rustic in the event that they can. Ifemelu—beautiful, self-assured—departs for the USA to review. She suffers defeats and triumphs, reveals and loses relationships and friendships, all of the whereas feeling the load of anything she by no means considered again domestic: race. Obinze—the quiet, considerate son of a professor—had was hoping to affix her, yet post-9/11 the US won't enable him in, and he plunges right into a harmful, undocumented lifestyles in London.
Years later, Obinze is a filthy rich guy in a newly democratic Nigeria, whereas Ifemelu has completed good fortune as a author of an eye-opening weblog approximately race in the US. but if Ifemelu returns to Nigeria, and she or he and Obinze reignite their shared passion—for their fatherland and for every other—they will face the hardest judgements in their lives.
Fearless, gripping, right away darkly humorous and gentle, spanning 3 continents and diverse lives, Americanah is a richly instructed tale set in today’s globalized international: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s strongest and magnificent novel yet.
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The war had forced women to manage plantations and households, to work as government clerks or in the South’s new war industries. They had entered traditionally male spheres, becoming nurses exposed to the raw indelicacy of men’s wounds; spies, whose bodies were subject to searches by Union army personnel; and even, occasionally, soldiers, ﬁghting in disguise alongside men. For women unwilling to take such dramatic action, it was still almost impossible not to step out of traditional social roles during the war, assuming paternal authority toward children when fathers left and masterly authority over slaves when white men were at the front.
Cities were crippled by a lack of police and the physical damage of the war. Derelict buildings hid criminals. Inability to light gas streetlights meant that cities were dangerous after dark, when pedestrians had to worry about both broken pavement and thugs. Things had turned upside down. In March 1865, the Richmond Whig reported that when Wade Hampton had tried to stop some Confederate cavalrymen from looting a store in Columbia, two of the men ‘‘drew pistols on Gen. Hampton . . ’’≤∂ No longer were planters the unchallenged patriarchs of the South.