Saturday, February 20, 2016

Book Spotlight Giveaway! Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The book that I am featuring this week is one that I got for one of my book club reads. I ended up not reading it because I wasn't able to attend that month. The other members enjoyed it though. 

Good luck and be sure to stop back next week!


Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Paperback, 477 pages

Published February 27th 2014 by Fourth Estate Ltd

From the award-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun, a powerful story of love, race and identity.

As teenagers in Lagos, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love. Their Nigeria is under military dictatorship, and people are fleeing the country if they can. The self-assured Ifemelu departs for America. There she suffers defeats and triumphs, finds and loses relationships, all the while feeling the weight of something she never thought of back home: race. Obinze 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.

Thirteen years later, Obinze is a wealthy man in a newly democratic Nigeria, while Ifemelu has achieved success as a blogger. But after so long apart and so many changes, will they find the courage to meet again, face to face? Fearless, gripping, spanning three continents and numerous lives, 'Americanah' is a richly told story of love and expectation set in today's globalized world. 

About the author

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a Nigerian author. Her best known novels are Purple Hibiscus (2003), Half of a Yellow Sun (2006), and Americanah (2013).

She was born in Enugu, Nigeria, the fifth of six children to Igbo parents. She studied medicine and pharmacy at the University of Nigeria for a year and a half. At nineteen, Chimamanda left for the U.S. to study communication at Drexel University in Philadelphia for two years, then went on to pursue a degree in communication and political science at Eastern Connecticut State University. Chimamanda graduated summa cum laude from Eastern in 2001, and then completed a master's degree in creative writing at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore.

It was during her senior year at Eastern that she started working on her first novel, Purple Hibiscus , which was published in October 2003.

Chimamanda was a Hodder fellow at Princeton University during the 2005-2006 academic year, and earned an MA in African Studies from Yale University in 2008.

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  1. The Nigeria connection here sounds fascinating
    Thanks for the giveaway

  2. The Nigeria connection here sounds fascinating
    Thanks for the giveaway

  3. Going on vacation next month and would love a great book to reaad.

  4. It sounds like an interesting story. I would enjoy reading this one. Thanks for having the giveaway.

  5. Thank you so much for this giveaway! This one has been on my TBR for the longest time.

  6. Replies
    1. I've had this on my to read list for a long time. Would love to win.

  7. Heard about this boook on NPR, eager to read it!


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