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The Resource Americanah

Americanah

Label
Americanah
Title
Americanah
Statement of responsibility
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The bestselling novel from the award-winning author of We Should All Be Feminists and Dear Ijeawele. The story of two Nigerians making their way in the U.S. and the UK, raising universal questions of race and belonging, the overseas experience for the African diaspora, and the search for identity and a home.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 join her, but with post-9/11 America closed to him, he instead plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Fifteen years later, they reunite in a newly democratic Nigeria, and reignite their passion—for each other and for their homeland
Summary
Separated by respective ambitions after falling in love in occupied Nigeria, beautiful Ifemelu experiences triumph and defeat in America while exploring new concepts of race, while Obinze endures an undocumented status in London until the pair is reunited in their homeland 15 years later, where they face the toughest decisions of their lives.
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2014
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2013.
  • National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, 2013.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2013
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10176773
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
  • 940
  • 940
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fiction
  • African American Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
Americanah
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:1e52b487-6722-4a4e-9ef3-66ff41f5e797
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780307962126
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Americanah
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:1e52b487-6722-4a4e-9ef3-66ff41f5e797
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780307962126
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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