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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Random House Mondadori
Publication date July 30, 2014
Pages 605
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9788439728122
ISBN-10 8439728123
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.50 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.74 lbs.
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Original list price $36.95
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
Una original historia sobre la inmigración en Estados Unidos desde el punto de vista de una estudiante de literatura nigeriana.


Lagos, mediados de los noventa. En el marco de una dictadura militar y en una Nigeria que ofrece poco o ningún futuro, Ifemelu y Obinze, dos adolescentes atípicos, se enamoran apasionadamente. Como gran parte de su generación, saben que antes o después tendrán que dejar el país.

Obinze siempre ha soñado con vivir en Estados Unidos, pero es Ifemelu quien consigue el visado para vivir con su tía en Brooklyn y estudiar en la universidad. Mientras Obinze lucha contra la burocracia para reunirse con Ifemelu, ella se encuentra en una América donde nada es como se imaginaba, comenzando por la importancia del color de su piel. Todas sus experiencias, desgracias y aventuras conducen a una única pregunta: ¿acabará convirtiéndose en una «americanah»?

Americanah, que recoge el término burlón con que los nigerianos se refieren a los que vuelven de Estados Unidos dándose aires, es una historia de amor a lo largo de tres décadas y tres continentes, la historia de cómo se crea una identidad al margen de los dictados de la sociedad y sus prejuicios.

Reseñas:

«Confirma el virtuosismo, la empatía sin límites y la punzante agudeza social de Adichie.»

Dave Eggers

«Hay algunas novelas que cuentan una gran historia y otras que consiguen que cambies la manera que tienes de ver el mundo. Americanah, de Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, consigue las dos cosas.»

Elisabeth Day, The Guardian

«Americanah es esa cosa rara en la ficción literaria contemporánea: una exuberante historia de amor que también es una crítica social penetrante y divertida [...]. Adichie escribe con perspicacia.»

Vogue


ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

One of The New York Times's Ten Best Books of the Year.

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction.

An NPR "Great Reads" Book, a Chicago Tribune Best Book, a Washington Post Notable Book, a Seattle Times Best Book, an Entertainment Weekly Top Fiction Book, a Newsday Top 10 Book, and a Goodreads Best of the Year pick.

A powerful, tender story of race and identity by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the award-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun.

Ifemelu and Obinze are young and in love when they depart military-ruled Nigeria for the West. Beautiful, self-assured Ifemelu heads for America, where despite her academic success, she is forced to grapple with what it means to be black for the first time. Quiet, thoughtful Obinze had hoped to join her, but with post-9/11 America closed to him, he instead plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Fifteen years later, they reunite in a newly democratic Nigeria, and reignite their passion—for each other and for their homeland.


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Hardcover
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Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (January 20, 2016)
9781410486134 | details & prices | 793 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.50 in. | 1.84 lbs | List price $30.99
from Alfred a Knopf Inc (May 14, 2013)
9780307271082 | details & prices | 477 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.50 in. | 1.90 lbs | List price $28.95
from Harpercollins Pub Ltd (April 11, 2013)
9780007306220 | details & prices | 400 pages | 6.25 × 9.50 × 2.00 in. | 1.86 lbs | List price $32.95
Paperback
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With Carlos Milla Soler (other contributor) | from Literatura Random House (April 12, 2016)
9786073123853 | details & prices | 605 pages | 5.50 × 9.00 × 1.75 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $24.95
Large print edition from Large Print Pr (January 20, 2016)
9781594139550 | details & prices | 791 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.50 in. | 2.00 lbs | List price $15.95
About: One of The New York Times's Ten Best Books of the YearWinner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for FictionAn NPR "Great Reads" Book, a Chicago Tribune Best Book, a Washington Post Notable Book, a Seattle Times Best Book, an Entertainment Weekly Top Fiction Book, a Newsday Top 10 Book, and a Goodreads Best of the Year pick.
The price comparison is for this edition
With Carlos Milla Soler (other contributor) | from Random House Mondadori (July 30, 2014)
9788439728122 | details & prices | 605 pages | 5.50 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.74 lbs | List price $36.95
About: Una original historia sobre la inmigración en Estados Unidos desde el punto de vista de una estudiante de literatura nigeriana.
Reprint edition from Anchor Books (March 4, 2014)
9780307455925 | details & prices | 588 pages | 5.25 × 8.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $16.00
Prebinding
Book cover for 9780606367219
 
Reprint edition from Turtleback Books (March 4, 2014)
9780606367219 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $28.20

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