‘A delicious, important novel’ The Times ‘Alert, alive and gripping’ Independent ‘A love story for our time’ Vogue Ifemelu and Obinze are young and in love when they depart military-ruled Nigeria. In America, Ifemelu suffers defeats and triumphs, finds and loses relationships, all the while feeling the weight of something she never thought of back home: race. Meanwhile, Obinze plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Fifteen years later, when they reunite in a newly democratic Nigeria, and reignite their passion – for each other and for their homeland – they face the hardest decision of their lives.
Fearless, gripping, spanning three continents and numerous lives, the National Book Critics Circle Award-winning Americanah is a literary masterpiece, and one of the defining books of the decade.
‘A brilliant novel: epic in scope, personal in resonance and with lots to say’ Observer
‘A tour de force … Hugely impressive’ Mail on Sunday
‘An honest novel about race with guts and lustre … Compassionate, visceral and delicately funny’ The Times