Americanah

Americanah
Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Pages: 477
ISBN: 0307271080
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Release: 2013
Editor: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
Language: en

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"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"--

Americanah

Americanah
Author: Anonim
Pages: 585
ISBN: 9174294067
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Release: 2014
Editor: Unknown
Language: sv

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Americanah

Americanah
Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Pages: 608
ISBN: 359618598X
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Release: 2015-06-25
Editor: Unknown
Language: de

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Americanah

Americanah
Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Pages: 400
ISBN: 0008205221
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Release: 2016-06-30
Editor: Fourth Estate
Language: en

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILEYâe(tm)S WOMENâe(tm)S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2014. From the award-winning author of âe~Half of a Yellow Sun,âe(tm) a powerful story of love, race and identity. As teenagers in Lagos, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love. Their Nigeria is under military dictatorship, and people are fleeing the country if they can. The self-assured Ifemelu departs for America. There she suffers defeats and triumphs, finds and loses relationships, all the while feeling the weight of something she never thought of back home: race. Obinze 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. Thirteen years later, Obinze is a wealthy man in a newly democratic Nigeria, while Ifemelu has achieved success as a blogger. But after so long apart and so many changes, will they find the courage to meet again, face to face? Fearless, gripping, spanning three continents and numerous lives, the National Book Critics Circle Award-winning âe~Americanahâe(tm) is a richly told story of love and expectation set in todayâe(tm)s globalized world.

Americanah

Americanah
Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Pages: 522
ISBN: 2070142353
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Release: 2014-12-31
Editor: Unknown
Language: fr

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«En descendant de l'avion à Lagos, j'ai eu l'impression d'avoir cessé d'être noire.» Ifemelu quitte le Nigeria pour aller faire ses études à Philadelphie. Jeune et inexpérimentée, elle laisse derrière elle son grand amour, Obinze, éternel admirateur de l'Amérique qui compte bien la rejoindre. Mais comment rester soi lorsqu'on change de continent, lorsque soudainement la couleur de votre peau prend un sens et une importance que vous ne lui aviez jamais donnés, quand tout à coup le fait d'être noir est censé dicter vos réactions et vos pensées ? Obinze partira finalement en Angleterre et, pendant quinze ans aux Etats-Unis, Ifemelu tentera de trouver sa place au sein d'un pays profondément marqué par le racisme et la discrimination. De défaites en réussites, elle trace son chemin, pour finir par revenir sur ses pas, jusque chez elle, au Nigeria. A la fois drôle et grave, doux mélange de lumière et d'ombre, Americanah est une magnifique histoire d'amour, de soi d'abord mais également des autres, ou d'un autre. De son ton irrévérencieux, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie fait valser le politiquement correct et les clichés sur la race ou le statut d'immigrant, et parcourt trois continents d'un pas vif et puissant.

Americanah

Americanah
Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9780307962126
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Release: 2013-05-14
Editor: Anchor
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the award-winning, bestselling author of We Should All Be Feminists and Half of a Yellow Sun—the story of two Nigerians making their way in the U.S. and the UK, raising universal questions of race, belonging, the overseas experience for the African diaspora, and the search for identity and a home. 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.

Half of a Yellow Sun Americanah Purple Hibiscus Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Three Book Collection

Half of a Yellow Sun  Americanah  Purple Hibiscus  Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Three Book Collection
Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Pages: 1184
ISBN: 9780007588534
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Release: 2014-04-07
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILEY’S WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION ‘A delicious, important novel’ The Times ‘Alert, alive and gripping’ Independent ‘Some novels tell a great story and others make you change the way you look at the world. Americanah does both.’ Guardian

Notions of the American Dream in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie s Novel Americanah

Notions of the American Dream in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie s Novel  Americanah
Author: Annabelle Koberg
Pages: 36
ISBN: 3346352471
Available:
Release: 2021-01-24
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Seminar paper from the year 2020 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1.0, University of Constance (FB Literatur, Kunst- und Medienwissenschaften), course: Writing Africa, language: English, abstract: The present research paper aims to prove in a first step that the American Dream acts as a leitmotif throughout the entire novel, thus showing that it is ideally suited as an object of investigation, in order to explore and discuss in a further step whether Ifemelu's American Dream can ultimately be regarded as fulfilled or disappointed, including the emphasis on important literary topoi such as race, the question of women's rights and social matters. Due to the paper's given length and the particular subject chosen, the following analysis will mainly focus on Ifemelu and her experiences, as she actually leaves Nigeria for the U.S. and then comes back to her home country, thus representing the perfect research subject under the thesis of the American Dream, it's reliving and consequences through her personae. As for Obinze, who experiences similar difficulties in the U.K., a comparison does present itself, but can only be the subject of another research paper.

Half of a Yellow Sun

Half of a Yellow Sun
Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Pages: 560
ISBN: 9780307373540
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Release: 2010-10-29
Editor: Vintage Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With her award-winning debut novel, Purple Hibiscus, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was heralded by the Washington Post Book World as the “21st century daughter” of Chinua Achebe. Now, in her masterly, haunting new novel, she recreates a seminal moment in modern African history: Biafra’s impassioned struggle to establish an independent republic in Nigeria during the 1960s. With the effortless grace of a natural storyteller, Adichie weaves together the lives of five characters caught up in the extraordinary tumult of the decade. Fifteen-year-old Ugwu is houseboy to Odenigbo, a university professor who sends him to school, and in whose living room Ugwu hears voices full of revolutionary zeal. Odenigbo’s beautiful mistress, Olanna, a sociology teacher, is running away from her parents’ world of wealth and excess; Kainene, her urbane twin, is taking over their father’s business; and Kainene’s English lover, Richard, forms a bridge between their two worlds. As we follow these intertwined lives through a military coup, the Biafran secession and the subsequent war, Adichie brilliantly evokes the promise, and intimately, the devastating disappointments that marked this time and place. Epic, ambitious and triumphantly realized, Half of a Yellow Sun is a more powerful, dramatic and intensely emotional picture of modern Africa than any we have had before.

Liminality Diasporic Melancholia and Small Redemption Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie s Americanah

Liminality  Diasporic Melancholia and  Small  Redemption  Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie   s Americanah
Author: Aglaia Varlami
Pages: 16
ISBN: 9783668764811
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Release: 2018-08-02
Editor: GRIN Verlag
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Research Paper (postgraduate) from the year 2018 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 8,5, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, course: Ethnic Studies, language: English, abstract: In the present paper I embed Ifemelu’s migration to America in the broader diaspora of Africans to the United States which is undertaken in search of more favourable education and career prospects. I suggest that diasporans could potentially comprise the par excellence hybrid identity that Homi Bhabha has championed in the development of his postcolonial theory of identity formation. I argue that Americanah poses a substantial challenge to hybridity and mimicry-based cultural identities by accentuating the very limitations of these models; namely, that they seriously overlook the psychic trauma caused by the loss of cultural authenticity due to the disconnection from the motherland and by the identity reinvention undertaken in the host country. My thesis posits that Ifemelu is affected by diasporic melancholia. Adapting Sigmund Freud’s concept of melancholia in the context of diaspora theory I seek to demonstrate that the inarticulate loss of the motherland and the position inbetween cultures disorients and traumatises the subject. I argue that the feelings of ceaseless restlessness and vague yet constant dissatisfaction that the subject experiences point to the trauma of identity loss, a psychic wound that only the physical return to the motherland can heal.

Acculturation Otherness and Return in Adichie s Americanah

Acculturation  Otherness  and Return in Adichie   s Americanah
Author: Anonim
Pages: 114
ISBN: 9781527516847
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Release: 2018-09-30
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The idea of “diaspora” is an everyday concept for many people around the world who have left their homeland voluntarily or by force with the hope of making a new home in another place. In recent years, academics have used this term to reference conflating categories such as immigrants, ethnic and racial minorities, and refugees. This book examines the concepts of diaspora in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah (2013). Americanah tells the story of a smart young girl named Ifemelu who leaves Nigeria for America in search of higher education. In America, she faces several problems before graduating from college. This book investigates Americanah through diasporic concepts such as self and Otherness, acculturation, cultural diversity, hybridity, ambivalence and mimicry, unbelonging and return.

Americanah A Novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Conversation Starters

Americanah  A Novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie   Conversation Starters
Author: dailyBooks
Pages: 329
ISBN:
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Release: 2016-09-05
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Americanah: by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie | Conversation Starters A Brief Look Inside: Americanah, speaking of race issues in the United States, through the eyes of the protagonist, Ifemelu. It also shows some insight into the problems of immigrants and racial issues in the United Kingdom through the eyes of Ifemelu’s first boyfriend, Obinze. The book also deals with the economic problems in Nigeria due to corruption and the lack of will of the government and the wealthy people to bring about change. Ifemelu is a Nigerian girl who gets tired of the constant strikes in her university and goes abroad to complete her education. Her experiences in both Nigeria and the United States form the basis of the book. EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to... Create Hours of Conversation: • Foster a deeper understanding of the book • Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups • Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately • Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource to supplement the original book, enhancing your experience of Americanah. If you have not yet purchased a copy of the original book, please do before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.

Purple Hibiscus

Purple Hibiscus
Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780345808110
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Release: 2013-03-26
Editor: Vintage Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Fifteen-year-old Kambili's world is circumscribed by the high walls and frangipani trees of her family compound. Her wealthy Catholic father, under whose shadow Kambili lives, while generous and politically active in the community, is repressive and fanatically religious at home. When Nigeria begins to fall apart under a military coup, Kambili's father sends her and her brother away to stay with their aunt, a University professor, whose house is noisy and full of laughter. There, Kambili and her brother discover a life and love beyond the confines of their father's authority. The visit will lift the silence from their world and, in time, give rise to devotion and defiance that reveal themselves in profound and unexpected ways. This is a book about the promise of freedom; about the blurred lines between childhood and adulthood, between love and hatred, between the old gods and the new.

Notes on Grief

Notes on Grief
Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Pages: 80
ISBN: 9781039001565
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Release: 2021-05-11
Editor: Knopf Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the globally acclaimed, best-selling novelist and author of We Should All Be Feminists, a timely and deeply personal account of the loss of her father. Notes on Grief is an exquisite work of meditation, remembrance, and hope, written in the wake of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's beloved father’s death in the summer of 2020. As the COVID-19 pandemic raged around the world, and kept Adichie and her family members separated from one another, her father succumbed unexpectedly to complications of kidney failure. In this extended essay, which originated in a New Yorker piece, Adichie shares how this loss shook her to her core. She writes about being one of the millions of people grieving this year; about the familial and cultural dimensions of grief and also about the loneliness and anger that are unavoidable in it. With signature precision of language, and glittering, devastating detail on the page--and never without touches of rich, honest humor--Adichie weaves together her own experience of her father’s death with threads of his life story, from his remarkable survival during the Biafran war, through a long career as a statistics professor, into the days of the pandemic in which he’d stay connected with his children and grandchildren over video chat from the family home in Abba, Nigeria. In the compact format of We Should All Be Feminists and Dear Ijeawele, Adichie delivers a gem of a book--a book that fundamentally connects us to one another as it probes one of the most universal human experiences. Notes on Grief is a book for this moment—a work readers will treasure and share now more than ever--and yet will prove durable and timeless, an indispensable addition to Adichie's canon.

Summary and Analysis of Americanah

Summary and Analysis of Americanah
Author: Worth Books
Pages: 30
ISBN: 9781504043731
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Release: 2017-01-24
Editor: Open Road Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of Americanah tells you what you need to know before or after you read Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary of Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie includes: Chapter-by-chapter overview Profiles of the main characters Themes and symbols A note on the author’s style Important quotes Fascinating trivia Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah: Spanning more than two decades and three countries, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s critically acclaimed novel is an astonishingly frank and multilayered work of literature that shines a harsh light on issues of race, class, feminism, and identity. Told from the perspective of two young Nigerians living abroad, Americanah is part love story and part unapologetic commentary on society and the immigrant experience. Honest, witty, revealing, and inspirational, Americanah is a unique and bold examination of what it means to be black in America. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of fiction.

Notions of the American Dream in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie s novel Americanah

Notions of the American Dream in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie   s novel  Americanah
Author: Annabelle Koberg
Pages: 31
ISBN: 9783346352460
Available:
Release: 2021-02-24
Editor: GRIN Verlag
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Seminar paper from the year 2020 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1.0, University of Constance (FB Literatur, Kunst- und Medienwissenschaften), course: Writing Africa, language: English, abstract: The present research paper aims to prove in a first step that the American Dream acts as a leitmotif throughout the entire novel, thus showing that it is ideally suited as an object of investigation, in order to explore and discuss in a further step whether Ifemelu's American Dream can ultimately be regarded as fulfilled or disappointed, including the emphasis on important literary topoi such as race, the question of women’s rights and social matters. Due to the paper’s given length and the particular subject chosen, the following analysis will mainly focus on Ifemelu and her experiences, as she actually leaves Nigeria for the U.S. and then comes back to her home country, thus representing the perfect research subject under the thesis of the American Dream, it’s reliving and consequences through her personae. As for Obinze, who experiences similar difficulties in the U.K., a comparison does present itself, but can only be the subject of another research paper.

Queenie

Queenie
Author: Candice Carty-Williams
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781501196027
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Release: 2019-11-05
Editor: Gallery/Scout Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

ONE OF TIME’S 100 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR ONE OF NPR’S BEST BOOKS OF 2019 NAMED ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2019 BY WOMAN’S DAY, NEWSDAY, PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, BUSTLE, AND BOOK RIOT! “[B]rilliant, timely, funny, heartbreaking.” —Jojo Moyes, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You Bridget Jones’s Diary meets Americanah in this disarmingly honest, boldly political, and truly inclusive novel that will speak to anyone who has gone looking for love and found something very different in its place. Queenie Jenkins is a twenty-five-year-old Jamaican British woman living in London, straddling two cultures and slotting neatly into neither. She works at a national newspaper, where she’s constantly forced to compare herself to her white middle class peers. After a messy break up from her long-term white boyfriend, Queenie seeks comfort in all the wrong places…including several hazardous men who do a good job of occupying brain space and a bad job of affirming self-worth. As Queenie careens from one questionable decision to another, she finds herself wondering, “What are you doing? Why are you doing it? Who do you want to be?”—all of the questions today’s woman must face in a world trying to answer them for her. With “fresh and honest” (Jojo Moyes) prose, Queenie is a remarkably relatable exploration of what it means to be a modern woman searching for meaning in today’s world.

The Mothers

The Mothers
Author: Brit Bennett
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780399184536
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Release: 2016-10-11
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “Bittersweet, sexy, morally fraught.” –The New York Times Book Review "Fantastic… a book that feels alive on the page." –The Washington Post From the New York-Times bestselling author of The Vanishing Half, the beloved novel about young love and a big secret in a small community. Set within a contemporary black community in Southern California, Brit Bennett's mesmerizing first novel is an emotionally perceptive story about community, love, and ambition. It begins with a secret. "All good secrets have a taste before you tell them, and if we'd taken a moment to swish this one around our mouths, we might have noticed the sourness of an unripe secret, plucked too soon, stolen and passed around before its season." It is the last season of high school life for Nadia Turner, a rebellious, grief-stricken, seventeen-year-old beauty. Mourning her own mother's recent suicide, she takes up with the local pastor's son. Luke Sheppard is twenty-one, a former football star whose injury has reduced him to waiting tables at a diner. They are young; it's not serious. But the pregnancy that results from this teen romance—and the subsequent cover-up—will have an impact that goes far beyond their youth. As Nadia hides her secret from everyone, including Aubrey, her God-fearing best friend, the years move quickly. Soon, Nadia, Luke, and Aubrey are full-fledged adults and still living in debt to the choices they made that one seaside summer, caught in a love triangle they must carefully maneuver, and dogged by the constant, nagging question: What if they had chosen differently? The possibilities of the road not taken are a relentless haunt. In entrancing, lyrical prose, The Mothers asks whether a "what if" can be more powerful than an experience itself. If, as time passes, we must always live in servitude to the decisions of our younger selves, to the communities that have parented us, and to the decisions we make that shape our lives forever.

Americanah

Americanah
Author: Instaread
Pages: 35
ISBN: 9781944195625
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Release: 2016-01-12
Editor: Instaread
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie | Summary & Analysis Preview: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie chronicles the lives and relationships of two young Nigerians named Ifemelu and Obinze, and explores the culture of the United States from an African perspective. The novel considers issues of race and the complexities of love, family, friendship, and romantic relationships in the United States. Ifemelu was raised by her parents in Lagos, a city in Nigeria. Her mother is a religious fanatic and her religiously indifferent father has strong opinions about the United States. Ifemelu has a close relationship with her Aunty Uju, her father’s sister, who acted as a big sister or even motherly figure to Ifemelu throughout her younger years. Aunty Uju was the mistress of The General, a military official who impregnated her, but died after their son Dike turned one year old. After The General’s death, Aunty Uju moved to the United States to raise Dike and start a new life… PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary & Analysis of Americanah: • Summary of book • Introduction to the Important People in the book • Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style

Serpentine

Serpentine
Author: Philip Pullman
Pages: 80
ISBN: 9780241475102
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Release: 2020-10-15
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

**Don't miss the second series of His Dark Materials on BBC One this November.** A brand new short story set in the world of His Dark Materials and The Book of Dust by master storyteller, Philip Pullman. Serpentine is a perfect gift for every Pullman fan, new and old. 'Lyra Silvertongue, you're very welcome . . . Yes, I know your new name. Serafina Pekkala told me everything about your exploits' Lyra and her daemon Pantalaimon have left the events of His Dark Materials far behind. In this snapshot of their forever-changed lives they return to the North to visit an old friend, where we will learn that things are not exactly as they seem . . . Illustrated throughout by Tom Duxbury, the perfect re-entry for fans of His Dark Materials and a wonderful companion to The Book of Dust. 'It's a stunning achievement, the universe Pullman has created and continues to build on' New York Times 'Pullman is an easeful storyteller and an intricate and inventive world-builder, and everything he has to write is worth reading' Telegraph