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Mariya and 48 other people liked Chaitra's review of Americanah:
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
"It's my first Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie book for some reason. My only experience with Nigerian literature heretofore has been Things Fall Apart which I've read multiple times and think exquisite. I had no notion of what to expect with this book, bu..." Read more of this review »
Mariya and 42 other people liked Asgrl's review of Americanah:
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
"This was so good I cried. It felt like someone finally got it. That feeling of straddling your good but humble african upbringing, realizing the benefits of coming to America but struggling to fit in because of issues you had no previous understan..." Read more of this review »
Mariya and 26 other people liked Maya Rock's review of Americanah:
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
"Things I liked about Americanah:

Dissection of race, liberal people in America, learning about Nigeria.
Immigrant issues.
Page-turning quality.
Psychologically insightful.
Has a beating heart.

Things I questioned about Americanah:

Hero and heroine seemed..." Read more of this review »
Mariya and 87 other people liked Roxane's review of Americanah:
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
"There's a lot going on here. This book is a beautiful mess. Adichie takes on race, immigration and emigration, the politics of natural hair, interracial relationships, what it means to leave home, and what it means to return, all wrapped up in a l..." Read more of this review »
Mariya rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Ngozi Adichie writes some excellent phrases, phrases that have stuck with me after finishing the novel. But I'm afraid many people have mistaken her wonderful phrases for great writing.

This is a book about a blogger from Nigeria who now lives in Prin
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