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As teenagers, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love in a Nigeria under military dictatorship. The self-assured Ifemelu departs for America, where Obinze hopes to join her, but post-9/11 America will not let him in, and he plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Fifteen years later, after so long apart and so many changes, will they find the courage to meet again, face to face? This recording is unabridged. Typically abridged audiobooks are not more than 60% of the author's work and as low as 30% with characters and plotlines removed.
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Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 139 x 164 x 45mm | 366g
  • Whole Story Audio Books
  • Rearsby, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 1471241467
  • 9781471241468
  • 824,342

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'An extremely thoughtful, subtly provocative exploration of structural inequality, of different kinds of oppression, of gender roles, of the idea of home. Subtle, but not afraid to pull its punches' Alex Clark, Guardian 'Her new novel is a tour de force - The artistry with which Adichie keeps her story moving, while animating the complex anxieties in which the characters live and work, is hugely impressive' Mail on Sunday 'Her observations about race are fresh and incisive - Read Americanah to find out - and enjoy the chance to visit three continents, observe a wide array of subcultures and meet complicated and interesting characters - and to go wherever Adichie chooses to take us' Sunday Times 'Adichie writes superb dialogue straight from the mouth of her people - This is a delicious, important novel from a writer with a great deal to say' The Times 'A brilliant exploration of being African in America - an urgent and important book, further evidence that its author is a real talent' Sunday Telegraph 'Adichie is terrific on human interactions - Adichie's writing always has an elegant shimmer to is - [Americanah is] wise, entertaining and unendingly perceptive' Independent on Sunday 'As she did so masterfully with Half of a Yellow Sun, Adichie paints on a grand canvas, boldly and confidently, equally adept at conveying the complicated political backdrop of Lagos as she is in bringing us into the day-to-day lives of her many new Americans - This is a very funny, very warm and moving intergenerational epic that confirms Adiche's virtuosity, boundless empathy and searing social acuity.' Dave Eggers 'Superb - a large, ambitious book - powerful, heartfelt and evocative. Once again Adichie excels with her depiction of Nigeria - The dialogue sparkles - she is a writer of huge talent who just keeps getting better' Literary Review
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182,465 ratings
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