Americanah

by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 9780307962126 Global Overview for this book
Registered by ravencat of Buffalo, New York USA on 5/27/2015
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5 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by ravencat from Buffalo, New York USA on Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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. At once powerful and tender, Americanah is a remarkable novel of race, love, and identity by the award winning writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

Bookring order:

1. valpete (California)
2. msjoanna (Missouri) -----> RABCK as of 1/21/2020 (book stalled here since 2016)
3.Bulan-Purnama (Oregon)
4. z-bird (S.Carolina)
5. grubsneerg (Pennsylvania)

Journal Entry 2 by ravencat at Lancaster, New York USA on Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Released 4 yrs ago (8/19/2015 UTC) at Lancaster, New York USA

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controlled release to valpete as part of bookring.

Journal Entry 3 by wingvalpetewing at Walnut Creek, California USA on Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Thanks for sending this book. I've heard good things about it. I'm surprised not more people have joined this Ring. It will definitely be a while before I get to it, but I do promise to read it and then journal it.

Journal Entry 4 by wingvalpetewing at Walnut Creek, California USA on Thursday, February 11, 2016

Released 4 yrs ago (2/11/2016 UTC) at Walnut Creek, California USA

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Loved this book. Sending this along as a RABCK! Enjoy!

Journal Entry 5 by wingvalpetewing at Walnut Creek, California USA on Thursday, February 11, 2016
A wonderful book! A commentary on a black immigrant from Nigeria and all the hardships she faces and overcomes. It's a love story, too!

I'll be sending this to a BCer with this book on her Wishlist.

Journal Entry 6 by msjoanna at Columbia, Missouri USA on Sunday, February 21, 2016
Fantastic! I loved Purple Hibiscus by this author. Thanks for sending.

Journal Entry 7 by msjoanna at Columbia, Missouri USA on Thursday, January 16, 2020
Oh dear! I just saw that this is supposed to have been a bookring. How dreadful...I completely stalled this out. I'll try to figure out what to do with this copy at this point.

People have complained that a lot of this book is an essay on race with characters thrown in. That's not an unfair assessment, but I thought the essay on race was quite interesting and I fell in love with these characters. I know very little about Nigerian immigrants. I haven't read many of their stories. This book captures the perspective of a person moving to the United States from Nigeria and experiencing the US from that outsider's perspective. It also gives the feelings of returning home after a period of immigration. The home country looks different through ex-pat eyes.

Adichie is a skilled writer and storyteller. She is able to describe people adeptly and bring alive side characters who are unfamiliar yet completely familiar to this white reader who has never been to Nigeria.

Journal Entry 8 by msjoanna at Columbia, Missouri USA on Monday, January 20, 2020

Released 6 mos ago (1/21/2020 UTC) at Columbia, Missouri USA

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RABCK to BooksnMusic, who had it on a wishlist.

Journal Entry 9 by wingBooksandMusicwing at Seattle, Washington USA on Sunday, February 02, 2020
Thank you for sending this, I appreciate it

Journal Entry 10 by wingBooksandMusicwing at Seattle, Washington USA on Thursday, April 30, 2020
On my list to read before the end of the year.

Journal Entry 11 by wingBooksandMusicwing at Seattle, Washington USA on Sunday, July 05, 2020
Written from the point of view of a Nigerian college student who comes to America to study. It must be very difficult to come to another country for school or to immigrate. So our main character finally finds her voice in America by writing a race blog. She goes back to Nigeria, which also requires a bit of mental readjusting, but again she starts writing and blogging as a grown Nigerian woman and finds her voice again. It is interesting reading, written by a woman who is brave enough to say what she thinks.

Journal Entry 12 by wingBooksandMusicwing at Seattle, Washington USA on Friday, July 10, 2020
I am passing this book along to Adrienne10.

Journal Entry 13 by wingBooksandMusicwing at Seattle, Washington USA on Friday, July 10, 2020

Released 4 wks ago (7/10/2020 UTC) at Seattle, Washington USA

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Mailed to Adrienne10.

Journal Entry 14 by adrienne10 at Seattle, Washington USA on Sunday, July 12, 2020
This arrived on Friday! Thank you for this RABCK! I'm looking forward to reading it.

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