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Americanah

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Americanah


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"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Authors: Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi, 1977-
Title: Americanah
Publisher: New York :, Alfred A. Knopf,, 2013
Edition: First edition
Characteristics: 477 pages ;,25 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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"-- Provided by publisher.
ISBN: 9780307271082
0307271080
Branch Call Number: FICTION ADICHIE 2013
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Report This Apr 07, 2014
  • pterry25 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A fun read. I found the author's observations about American life very spot on. It moves quickly. This held my interest. It would be good for a long trip.

"I think that anything that gets young people talking about feminism is a very good thing." http://www.npr.org/2014/03/18/291133080/news-maker

Report This Feb 23, 2014
  • KateHillier rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Reading fiction tends to work one of two ways for me: it either takes me somewhere (mentally or physically) or it makes me think. This book really managed to make me think and really put me in the complete opposite experience possible from a main character. It's a fantastic story a fantastic study of race, the immigrant experience in official and non official capacities, and just how little progress or difference Western society has made. We like to think we have but it's just not what we think. I also love the love story oddly enough. It's a continuous one even when they aren't speaking to each other. It's just a fantastic book and as I really didn't want it to end. Now, I need to get my hands on everything else written by this woman. I've heard the TED talks but have never read anything of hers before. Just fantastic

Report This Jan 30, 2014
  • Jane60201 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I agree with all the previous comments. I particularly appreciated the insights on race in America. Would recommend this book to friends.

Highly recommended. Makes you think about your cultural, racial, ethnic views and how it actually feels to be someone of color or coming from another country. You hear how hard it is to get established in a new country; this book makes it "real." Very well written, crisp, clean, and rich in ideas and emotion.

Report This Nov 21, 2013
  • pfsheckarski rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

At turns clever and romantic, this book's well worth a read if you enjoy reading about culture shock, observations on race & class, and female characters with clear, strong voices.

Report This Nov 15, 2013
  • Fairmary rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I enjoyed this book - lots of insights into the lives of immigrants along with a very enduring love story.

Report This Nov 11, 2013
  • uncommonreader rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Highly recommended. This is a book about race and love in a globalized context.

Report This Oct 24, 2013
  • jaelle rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I wish I had made a note as to where I found out about this title. I enjoyed the book thoroughly, and am looking forward to reading others by Ngozi. This particular book helped me to understand better the nature of racism, and how people feel when they are treated differently for any reason other than their personality.

Report This Sep 28, 2013
  • becker rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This is a story about the experience of a young woman from Nigeria that immigrates to America and returns home again after many years. It is an interesting look at racism and culture. This was a well written and engaging story.

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Report This Sep 28, 2013
  • becker rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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