Sunday, 19 May 2013

BOOK OF THE MOMENT: With her latest, Americanah, Adichie spins a lush, emotionally gripping saga

WOMAN OF HER WORD: The acclaimed Nigerian scribe score another triumph.

From Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, 2012 headliner of the Calabash Literary Festival and prize-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun, comes the dazzling new novel, Americanah, a story of love and race centred around a young and educated couple from Nigeria who face difficult choices and challenges in the new countries they come to call home.

Hailed as a fearless, gripping and darkly tender novel (and arguably Adicihie's most powerful and astonishing work yet!), spanning three continents and several lives, Americanah is a richly told story set in today's globalized world and post-9/11 United States.

Vogue's Megan O'Grady calls it "a lush, big-hearted story that also happens to be a piercingly funny social critique," while Kirkus Reviews says Americanah is "elegantly written and emotionally believable." Published by Knopf, the novel packs an impressive 496 pages.

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