Book Review: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Americanah is a deeply moving love story that addresses race relations within America, the UK and Nigeria. Chimamanda Ngochi Adichie’s effortless writing-style tells the story of two childhood sweethearts, Ifemelu and Obinze, as they grow up in Nigeria together, and then as circumstance separates them and leads them on two very different paths through America and England, and finally back to Nigeria again. This is a compelling story that addresses the struggles of being an immigrant, what it is to be black in America, and how circumstance can shape lives in unexpected ways. More specifically Americanah is a story that examines what it is to be African-American versus being African in America and what is it to know real love.

- Alex