Chimamanda Adichie’s Americanah makes New York times 10 best books of 2013 list

Onyeka Ibeanusi  | Sunday, 15 December 2013 | 980 Total Views


This seems to be the month for award winning young Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. A few days ago she grabbed headlines for appearing on Beyonce's album and now New York times names her third novel titled americanah among the ten best books in 2013. Below is the review:

By turns tender and trenchant, Adichie’s third novel takes on the comedy and tragedy of American race relations from the perspective of a young Nigerian immigrant. From the office politics of a hair-braiding salon to the burden of memory, there’s nothing too humble or daunting for this fearless writer, who is so attuned to the various worlds and shifting selves we inhabit — in life and online, in love, as agents and victims of history and the heroes of our own stories.

Other books on the list include Life After Life by Kate Atkinson, The Sleepwalkers by Christopher Clark and Days of Fire by Peter Baker.