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Cover of: Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
About the Book

Ifemelu and Obinze are young and in love when they depart military-ruled Nigeria for the West. Beautiful, self-assured Ifemelu heads for America, where despite her academic success, she is forced to grapple with what it means to be black for the first time. Quiet, thoughtful Obinze had hoped to join her, but with post-9/11 America closed to him, he instead plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Fifteen years later, they reunite in a newly democratic Nigeria, and reignite their passion—for each other and for their homeland.

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Excerpts

Princeton, in the summer, smelled of nothing, and although Ifemelu liked the tranquil greenness of the many trees, the clean streets and stately homes, the delicately overpriced shops, and the quiet, abiding air of earned grace, it was this, the lack of a smell, that most appealed to her, perhaps because the other American cities she knew well had all smelled distinctly.
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14 editions First published in 2013

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Americanah
2017 January 27, 4th Estate
Epub in English - Ebook Edition April 2013
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Americanah
2017, Random House
in Spanish
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Americanah
2017, Literatura Random House
Epub in Spanish
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Americanah
2016, Can Yayınları
in Turkish - 1. Baskı
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Americanah
2015, Gallimard
Paperback in French
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Americanah
2015, v|b|z
Epub in Croatian
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Americanah
2015, Random House
in Spanish - 3ª ed
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Americanah
2014, Literatura Random House
in Spanish
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Americanah
2014, Random House
in Spanish
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Americanah
2013 December 30, Recorded Books
eAudio in English
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Americanah
2013, Anchor
in English
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Amerikanah
2013, De Bezige Bij
Epub in Dutch
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Americanah
2013, Alfred A. Knopf
Epub in English
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Americanah
2013, Alfred A. Knopf
Hardcover in English - 1st ed.

History

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November 6, 2019 Edited by indira298 Added new cover
March 27, 2019 Edited by Lisa Added new cover
March 27, 2019 Edited by Lisa Update covers
January 11, 2019 Edited by Lisa Added new cover
July 19, 2013 Created by Emma C. Moore Added new book.