Americanah

By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Bolanle Oladeji

I have always thought Chimamanda was a literary genius and Americanah just reaffirms my thoughts. This book became even more relevant to my life as I just moved to the US. It's not just a love story; it is a tale of the pains of immigration and the intersectionality of racial identity with feminism.

Ifemelu and Obinze are starry eyed teenagers in love until Ifemelu leaves to the US for her post-secondary education. Several harrowing things happen to them individually but will they both come out stronger?

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