Americanah, by best-selling author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is one of the most recent novels where she speaks about love, race, home, hair, immigration, and self-invention.
I personally love the book because it is an insight to modern Nigerian society, especially through the eyes of female Nigerians who move abroad. The main summary on the book so far is about the protagonist, a lady who moves to American because Nigeria has been military-ruled and through that, the economy is not as stable. Despite her academic success, she is now forced to understand what it means to be ‘black’ of the first time. Her lover from when she was in Nigeria was meant to join her in the United States, but because of post 9/11 cultural fears, America had been closed for him. Fifteen years later, they reunite in a newly democratic Nigeria and reignite their passion between themselves and for their motherland.
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