"And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer." - F. Scott Fitzgerald

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

May 31, 2019 (by Tara Repucci)

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will come to be seen as a classic of our times. It is a novel that will change the way you look at race, class, culture, assimilation and community. At its core it is also a love story about childhood sweethearts, and I am totally here for that. Read this when you are in the mood for a sweeping saga with a headstrong heroine set against the backdrop of the immigration experience. Americanah is to Nigeria what Pachinko by Min Jee Lee is to Korea or The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne is to Ireland.

Best paired with garri and soup, slices of mango glistening on pie and small brown cakes swelling with raisins.

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