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Book Review : Americanah

Book Title : Americanah
Book Author : Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
My Rating : ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
Publication Date : May 14th 2013


I’ve had this book in my tbr for quite a while now. Kept putting off reading it month after month till I finally picked it as my first book of May.

This was my first Adichie book and it certainly won’t be my last – I’ve already went ahead and ordered another book of hers.

Her writing style is just flawless and poetic which makes it such a comfortable read.
The story revolves around two teenage Nigerians, Ifemelu and Obinze who fell in love and made plans to immigrate to America together. While Ifemelu makes it, Obinze doesn’t. They don’t meet again till after 13 years when Ifemelu finally comes back to Nigeria.

Throughout the book, we follow Ifemelu through her struggles in America with race, identity, immigration and hair issues(yep, hair issues, you read right). As much as I enjoyed the book, I did feel there were more characters than one can remember. It could get confusing as to who is who sometimes and their Nigerian names didn’t help at all 😂.

I was frustrated with a lot of decisions throughout the story and I really couldn’t make up my mind about Ifemelu, her character or her choices. I was in a love/hate relationship with her(leaning more to the hate side).

Overall, it’s an extremely good read, I gave it a four stars and I would definitely recommend that you go right NOW and pick it up.

5 thoughts on “Book Review : Americanah”

  1. This is one of my favorite books of all times! I’m glad you enjoyed it! Half of a Yellow Sun is absolutely heart-breaking, as is Purple Hibiscus… I hope you like them too!

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