AmericanahBook - 2013
From Library Staff
As Mbue does in BEHOLD THE DREAMERS, acclaimed Nigerian author Adichie offers a compelling depiction of globalization and immigrant life through the eyes of Ifemulu, a young Nigerian woman striving to build a life in America, and her friends and family.
The experiences of a Nigerian woman, Ifemelu, as she emigrates to the U.S. to attend college and engages with the complex tapestry of American race relations.
"A story about love, immigration, and race through the eyes of a 'non-American black' (NAB). The main character, Ifemelu's, blog posts about race really struck me as fresh & relevant." -- Gabrielle D.
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They would not understand why people like him, who were raised well fed and watered but mired in dissatisfaction, conditioned from birth to look towards somewhere else, eternally convinced that real lives happened in that somewhere else, were now resolved to dangerous things, illegal things, so as to leave, none of them starving, or raped, or from burned villages, but merely hungry for choice and certainty.
"...he lived in London indeed but invisibly, his existence like an erased pencil sketch..."
"She liked that he wore their relationship so boldly, like a brightly colored shirt."
“That her relationship with him was like being content in a house but always sitting by the window and looking out”
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