"The greatest gift is the passion for reading.
It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind."
- Elizabeth Hardwick
FEATURED SUMMER READ
In a hair-braiding salon in Trenton, New Jersey, Ifemelu— the articulate, lovely and blisteringly frank protagonist of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's masterful novel Americanah—tosses off an e-mail to her first lover, the bookish Obinze, in Nigeria, where, after 13 years of living in the States, she plans to return to start life anew.
An expansive, epic love story set in three countries (America, London, and Nigeria), Adichie's fourth book pulls no punches with regard to race, class and the high-risk, heart-tearing struggle for a young immigrant finding belonging in a fractured world.
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