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Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Narrator: Adjoa Andoh Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc. Audio Length: Release Date: August 2013 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781470381387

Publisher Description

From the award-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun, a dazzling new novel: a story of love and race centered around a young man and woman from Nigeria who face difficult choices and challenges in the countries they come to call home. As teenagers in a Lagos secondary school, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love. Their Nigeria is under military dictatorship, and people are leaving the country if they can. Ifemelu-- beautiful, self-assured-- departs for America to study. She suffers defeats and triumphs, finds and loses relationships and friendships, all the while feeling the weight of something she never thought of back home: race. Obinze-- the quiet, thoughtful son of a professor-- had hoped to join her, but post-9/11 America will not let him in, and he plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Years later, Obinze is a wealthy man in a newly democratic Nigeria, while Ifemelu has achieved success as a writer of an eye-opening blog about race in America. But when Ifemelu returns to Nigeria, and she and Obinze reignite their shared passion-- for their homeland and for each other-- they will face the toughest decisions of their lives. Fearless, gripping, at once darkly funny and tender, spanning three continents and numerous lives, Americanah is a richly told story set in today' s globalized world: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie' s most powerful and astonishing novel yet.

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  • “Trenchant and hugely empathetic, both worldly and geographically precise, it holds the realities of our times fearlessly before us, and never feels false.”

    - New York Times Book Review
  • “Adichie’s new novel is part love story, part social critique, and one of the best you’ll read this year.”

    - Los Angeles Times
  • “Scintillating, funny, and heartfelt.”

    - Boston Globe
  • “Adichie is a writer of copious gifts—breathing life into characters whose fates absorb us.”

    - Newsday
  • “Compelling…An illuminating portrait of a country still in political turmoil.”

    - Publishers Weekly (starred review), a PW Pick
  • “Witty, wry, and observant, Adichie is a marvelous storyteller who writes passionately about the difficulty of assimilation and the love that binds a man, a woman, and their homeland. Her work should be read by anyone clutching at the belief that we're living in a post-racial United States.”

    - Library Journal (starred review)
  • “Americanah is a courageous, world-class novel about independence, integrity, community, and love and what it takes to become a ‘full human being.’”

    - Booklist (starred review)
  • “A sensitive portrayal of distant love, broken affinities, and culture clash by Nigerian novelist Adichie…A fine adult love story with locations both exotic and familiar.”

    - Kirkus Reviews
  • “Adjoa Andoh has her work cut out for her narrating the sprawling story of Nigerian college sweethearts Ifemelu and Obinze, who flee ‘choicelessness’ rather than violence. Andoh’s rich voice and distinct characters and rhythm keep the listener engrossed…Andoh seamlessly shifts accents from Nigerian to middle-class American to American African to working-class British to British African.”

    - AudioFile


  • A Los Angeles Times bestseller
  • A 2013 Entertainment Weekly Best Book in Fiction
  • A 2013 Washington Post Notable Book
  • A New York Times bestseller
  • A 2013 New York Times Editor’s Choice
  • A Publishers Weekly bestseller
  • A 2014 Carnegie Medal for Literature Finalist in Fiction
  • A 2014 ALA Notable Book for Adult Fiction
  • A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week
  • A 2013 New York Times Book Review Top 10 Book of the Year
  • A 2013 Booklist Editors’ Choice for Adult Books
  • A 2013 Chicago Tribune Book of the Year
  • A 2013 BookPage Best Book
  • A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2013 in Fiction
  • Winner of the 2014 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction

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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This novel is exceptionally thought-provoking. It raises more questions than it answers them. Indeed, some people may find it amusing; others very challenging. It all depends on one’s background. Those who cannot discuss issues of race and discrimination without feeling upset about them may look elsewhere. The narration is very dramatic and creative. They all combine to make a literary classic. "

    - Anthony, 5/17/2019
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " The story is very good, unique and informative. It has its own contributions in the narrative fiction. However, it demands a lot of background knowledge or else the reader is likely to be lost. "

    - Anthony, 4/20/2019

About the Author

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has had three books on the New York Times bestselling list. She grew up in Nigeria. Her work has been translated into thirty languages and has appeared in various publications, including the New Yorker. Her novel Half of a Yellow Sun won the Orange Broadband Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and it was a New York Times Notable Book and a People and Black Issues Book Review Best Book of the Year. Her first novel, Purple Hibiscus, won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. She is a recipient of a 2008 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship.

About the Narrator

Adjoa Andoh is an Audie Award and Earphones Award–winning narrator and an actress of British film, television, stage, and radio. She is known on the UK stage for lead roles at the RSC, the National Theatre, the Royal Court Theatre, and the Almeida Theatre, and she is a familiar face on British television. She made her Hollywood debut starring as Nelson Mandela’s chief of staff, Brenda Mazikubo, alongside Morgan Freeman as Mandela in Clint Eastwood’s Invictus.