Americanah (2013), “a novel of race, love and identity” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (whose TED talk on Feminism was sampled in Beyonce’s 2014 Flawless) follows the life of Ifemelu (main) who has departed her native Nigeria to pursue education in the States, leaving behind her family, friends, and America-obsessed boyfriend. While in the U.S., she’s confronted for the first time with race, what it means to be black in America, and finds comfort as well as a niche as a race blogger.
Recent events have sparked protests world-wide, stemming from the inhumane policing of black bodies, which have led to discussions in private and public on the long-overdue conversation regarding race. In addition, there is movement to support black businesses, artists, and publications.
Best served with..
Lemonade, of course! What else are you to do when life gives you lemons? Check out my full review below and stay tuned to my book review series #booksblogsandbubbly🍾