AmericanahLarge Print - 2016
From Library Staff
This novel has received critical acclaim from a long list of sources. Americanah takes place both in Nigeria and the United States and provides poignant reflections on culture, race, gender, and relationships. The narrator is hilarious at times and is someone I wanted to befriend.
Americanah is part coming-of-age story, part feminist manifesto, part astute commentary on Nigerian and American societies. Adichie is a brilliant writer and one of the most influential black feminist voices of today.
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They would not understand why people like him, who were raised well fed and watered but mired in dissatisfaction, conditioned from birth to look towards somewhere else, eternally convinced that real lives happened in that somewhere else, were now resolved to dangerous things, illegal things, so as to leave, none of them starving, or raped, or from burned villages, but merely hungry for choice and certainty.
"...he lived in London indeed but invisibly, his existence like an erased pencil sketch..."
"She liked that he wore their relationship so boldly, like a brightly colored shirt."
“That her relationship with him was like being content in a house but always sitting by the window and looking out”
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