AmericanahBook - 2013
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Nigeria (setting and author)
multcolib_darceem Jul 01, 2014
Observant, witty and wise, Nigerian immigrant Ifemelu finds that life as a "Non-American Black" isn't all she imagined it to be.
multcolib_troutdale Nov 09, 2015
Ifemelu left her Nigerian home and beloved boyfriend to study in the US, but -- like many immigrants before her -- finds America to be a less than hospitable place for a Non-American Black (NAB). She explores her experiences in a very popular blog, Raceteenth, but ultimately decides to return hom... Read More »
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.
multcolib_belmont Oct 03, 2014
Ifemelu and Obinze are young and in love when they depart military-ruled Nigeria for the West. Beautiful, self-assured Ifemelu heads for America, where despite her academic success, she is forced to grapple with what it means to be black for the first time. Quiet, thoughtful Obinze had hoped to j... Read More »
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"...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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