I'm reading Americanah, an award winning novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, in my African American Literature class - I know, I know, how dare I try to share with you a book I'm reading in school because it's probably boring and uninteresting FALSE. This is one of the best novels I have read. It's not some fluffy YA novel (not that there's anything wrong with that, I love me some good YA fiction), but it's also not slow or boring or a million pages long.
Americanah is the story of a Nigerian woman named Ifemelu who moves to America to attend university. The story addresses race and identity, and even has an inter-woven love story amidst the trials and tribulations Ifemelu faces in trying to adapt to American culture. It's heart-warming and eye-opening and I just really recommend it.
So if you're in the market for a story that might change your perspective of the world, but you don't want a story that will send your brain into a downward spiral of confusion, give Americanah a try.
|Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie|
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