Chimamanda Adichie's 'Americanah' wins New York Book contest
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The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment and BuzzFeed, had run a campaign to know which book most New Yorkers wanted to read. Adichie's 'Americanah' was the one.
The voting took place online, in February.
The office stated that “finally, Americanah was the book most New Yorkers wanted to read, as 50,000 voters who participated in the #OneBookNY campaign voted for it.”
Americanah centred around two young Nigerian lovers who departed for different cities in the Western world and later reunited in a democratic Nigeria.Ifemelu, the protagonist, headed for America, where her life as an immigrant changed her perspective on race and identity.Before being reunited in their homeland, the female protagonist, Ifemelu, was forced to confront new issues of race and class in the United States, and her lover, Obinze, blocked from joining her due to post 9/11 travel restrictions, struggled for dignity as an undocumented London immigrant.
Congratulations to Adichie.
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