Americanah

Americanah
Author: CHIMAMANDA. NGOZI ADICHIE
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0008485178
Available:
Release: 2021-05-13
Editor: Fourth Estate
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Introducing the Collins Modern Classics, a series featuring some of the most significant books of recent times, books that shed light on the human experience - classics which will endure for generations to come.

Americanah

Americanah
Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9780307962126
Available:
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.

The Certainties

The Certainties
Author: Aislinn Hunter
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9780735276888
Available:
Release: 2020-08-04
Editor: Knopf Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A vivid, moving novel reminiscent of Anthony Doerr and Michael Ondaatje, about the entwined fates of two very different refugees. In 1940, as the shadow of war lengthens over Europe, three mysterious travelers enter a village in Spain. They have the appearance of Parisian intellectuals, but the trio of two men and a woman are starving and exhausted from crossing illegally through the Pyrenees. Their story, told over a period of 48 tense hours, is narrated by one of the men, who slowly accepts his unthinkable fate. In a voice despairing and elegant, he calmly considers what he should do, and weighs what any one life means. As he does so, his attention is caught by a five-year-old named Pia who wanders near his cafe table. To Pia he begins to address all that he thinks and feels in his final hours--envisioning a rich future life for her that both reflects and contrasts with his own. Meanwhile, in the 1980s, a woman named Pia seeks solitude on a remote island in the Atlantic, where she works at an inn and reflects on her chaotic childhood. As Pia's story begins, a raging storm engulfs the island and a boat flounders offshore. Pia and her fellow islanders rush to help--and past and present calamities collide. By turns elegiac and heart-pounding, a love letter in the guise of a song of despair, The Certainties is a moving and transformative blend of historical and speculative fiction--a novel that shows us what it means to bear witness, and to attend to those who seek refuge, past and present.

Americanah A Novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Conversation Starters

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

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.

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.

Acculturation Otherness and Return in Adichie s Americanah

Acculturation  Otherness  and Return in Adichie   s Americanah
Author: Anonim
Pages: 114
ISBN: 9781527516847
Available:
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.

Summary and Analysis of Americanah

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

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.

The Burgess Boys

The Burgess Boys
Author: Elizabeth Strout
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781471127397
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Release: 2013-05-09
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the Man Booker Prize longlisted author of My Name is Lucy Barton Two brothers' lives are irrevocably altered when their 19-year-old nephew is embroiled in a scandal of his own making Haunted by the freak accident that killed their father when they were children, Jim and Bob Burgess escaped from their Maine hometown of Shirley Falls for New York City as soon as they possibly could. Jim, a sleek, successful corporate lawyer, has belittled his bighearted brother their whole lives, and Bob, a legal aid attorney who idolises Jim, has always taken it in his stride. But their long-standing dynamic is upended when their sister, Susan - the sibling who stayed behind - urgently calls them home. Her lonely teenage son, Zach, has landed himself into a world of trouble, and Susan desperately needs their help. And so the Burgess brothers return to the landscape of their childhood, where the long-buried tensions that have shaped and shadowed their relationship begin to surface in unexpected ways that will change them forever. * 'Strout animates the ordinary with an astonishing force' The New Yorker * 'As perfect a novel as you will ever read' Evening Standard on Olive Kitteridge * 'A novel of shining integrity and humour, about the bravery and hard choices of what is called ordinary life' Alice Munro on Amy & Isabelle Visit the author's website: www.elizabethstrout.com

A Hologram for the King

A Hologram for the King
Author: Dave Eggers
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780345807601
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Release: 2013-06-04
Editor: Vintage Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A National Book Award Finalist, a New York Times bestseller and one of the most highly-acclaimed books of the year, A Hologram for the King is a sprawling novel about the decline of American industry from one of the most important, socially-aware novelists of our time. In a rising Saudi Arabian city, far from weary, recession-scarred America, a struggling businessman named Alan Clay pursues a last-ditch attempt to stave off foreclosure, pay his daughter's college tuition, and finally do something great. In A Hologram for the King, Dave Eggers takes us around the world to show how one man fights to hold himself and his splintering family together in the face of the global economy's gale-force winds. This taut, richly layered, and elegiac novel is a powerful evocation of our contemporary moment--and a moving story of how we got here.

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
Available:
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

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
Available:
Release: 2018-08-02
Editor: GRIN Verlag
Language: un

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.

Americanah

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

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

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.

Unspeakable

Unspeakable
Author: John Bercow
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781474616652
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Release: 2020-02-06
Editor: Orion
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When John Bercow retired as Speaker of the House of Commons on 31 October 2019, he had become one of the most recognisable and iconoclastic figures in British politics, occupying a ringside seat during one of the most febrile periods in modern British history. In his no-holds-barred memoir, he offers verdicts on the leading figures of his era - from Tony Blair to David Cameron, Theresa May to Boris Johnson, and charts his extraordinary political journey. UNSPEAKABLE is essential reading for anyone interested in politics and how our democracy is - or should be - run.

Americanah By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Trivia On Books

Americanah  By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie  Trivia On Books
Author: Trivion Books
Pages: 329
ISBN:
Available:
Release: 2016-02-05
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Trivia-on-Book: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Take the fan-challenge yourself and share it with family and friends! In this epic tale of love and enlightenment, Americanah delves into the lives of Ifemelu and Obinze, a young couple in love. Author Chimamanda Adichie takes us on their journey West, away from a military-controlled Nigeria as they are forced to live on separate continents. Ifemelu is faced with racism for the first time and begins to understand the hardships of being black in America. Obinze is a quiet spirit that wishes to join Ifemelu on her journey to America but is forced to live a secret life in London because of the post 9/11 state of America. After 15 years apart, they are reunited in a now democratic Nigeria with a new love and passion for each other and their country. Features You'll Discover Inside: • 30 Multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters and author • Insightful commentary to answer every question • Complementary quiz material for yourself or your reading group • Results provided with scores to determine "status" Why you'll love Trivia-On-Books Trivia-On-Booksis an independently quiz-formatted trivia to your favorite books readers, students, and fans alike can enjoy. Whether you're looking for new materials or simply can't get enough of your favorite book, Trivia-On-Booksis an unofficial solution to provide a unique approach that is both insightful and educational. Promising quality and value, don't hesitate to grab your copy of Trivia-on-Books!

You in America

You in America
Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Pages: 22
ISBN: 9966700803
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Release: 2006
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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: un

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.

Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:233179853
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Release: 1845
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Book Analysis

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie  Book Analysis
Author: Bright Summaries
Pages: 54
ISBN: 9782808012454
Available:
Release: 2018-10-24
Editor: BrightSummaries.com
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Unlock the more straightforward side of Americanah with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, which follows Ifemelu and her first love Obinze, two young Nigerians who find themselves kept apart by geography and circumstances. Ifemelu moves to America, where she becomes aware of her blackness for the first time and begins a successful anonymous blog about race. Meanwhile, Obinze spends time in London, first as a research assistant and then as an undocumented immigrant, before returning to Nigeria and becoming a successful businessman. In spite of their very different circumstances and experiences, the bond between Ifemelu and Obinze remains as strong as ever. Americanah is Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s third novel; she is also known for her award-winning novels Purple Hibiscus and Half of a Yellow Sun, and for her 2014 essay We Should All Be Feminists, adapted from her popular TEDx talk of the same name. Find out everything you need to know about Americanah in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

The Thing Around Your Neck

The Thing Around Your Neck
Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780307375230
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Release: 2010-06-01
Editor: Knopf Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

These twelve dazzling stories from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie — the Orange Broadband Prize–winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun — are her most intimate works to date. In these stories Adichie turns her penetrating eye to the ties that bind men and women, parents and children, Nigeria and the United States. In “A Private Experience,” a medical student hides from a violent riot with a poor Muslim woman, and the young mother at the centre of “Imitation” finds her comfortable life in Philadelphia threatened when she learns that her husband has moved his mistress into their Lagos home. Searing and profound, suffused with beauty, sorrow and longing, this collection is a resounding confirmation of Adichie’s prodigious literary powers.