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The Resource Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Label
Americanah
Title
Americanah
Statement of responsibility
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
A young woman from Nigeria leaves behind her home and her first love to start a new life in America, only to find her dreams are not all she expected.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2014
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2013.
  • National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, 2013.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2013
  • Great American Read, 2018.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10176773
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9387.9.A34354
LC item number
A44 2013
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This is a Borzoi Book."-- T.P verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
20063728
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
477 pages (hardcover)
Isbn
9780307271082
Lccn
2012043875
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Label
Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This is a Borzoi Book."-- T.P verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
20063728
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
477 pages (hardcover)
Isbn
9780307271082
Lccn
2012043875
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.

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