Americanah manages to weave issues such as race, culture and immigration around a captivating love story spanning three continents. I’d avoided this book for far too long, mistakenly thinking it sounded much too depressing and heavy for the early-morning commute. Luckily Amanda’s sister (who I work with) set me straight, and I’ve been unable to put down her copy since.
Adichie’s subtle narrative forces you to consider your own privileges and gives you a glimpse of the world through the eyes of people who have had it far less easy than many of us. She tells a beautiful story and brings up grittier issues to chew on long after the last page.
Lupita Nyong’o is set to star in a screen adaptation of the book in the near future, so get ahead of the curve and grab yourself a copy now.
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Review by Amy