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  • Americanah

  • By: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
  • Length: 17 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,750
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,599
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,597

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?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life-changing

  • By Diana John on 02-06-13

For those of us in diaspora

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Reviewed: 23-10-13

Would you consider the audio edition of Americanah to be better than the print version?

Yes because of the various accents, which brings the story home

What was one of the most memorable moments of Americanah?

Most memorable part was Obinze's plight in London, I can relate to that on so many levels.

What about Adjoa Andoh’s performance did you like?

Okay but I would recommend getting coaching on pronouncing the Igbo words properly so it doesn't lose it's mean..

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Very much so

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