- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 17 hours and 28 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Recorded Books
- Audible.com Release Date: July 31, 2013
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00E978YXA
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Needless to say, I absolutely adored this book. It was incredibly well-written and worth all 500+ pages necessary. The characters were so alive o felt like they were in the same room as me. This is definitely one of my all-time favorite books.
This is a wide ranging, smart novel that makes the ideas of race and color and gender real in the context of the sexual, political, religious and intellectual cultures of America, Nigeria and England. Ifemelu, the young woman we follow from Africa to America and back, at one point, frustrated by a young American white woman who asks about the book she is reading thinks, "Why (do) people ask “What is it about?” as if a novel ha(s) to be about only one thing." This novel is about many many things.
And though she is not optimistic about racism in America, Aditchie gives us one answer from Ifemelu: "The simplest solution to the problem of race in America? Romantic love. Not friendship. Not the kind of safe, shallow love where the objective is that both people remain comfortable. But real deep romantic love, the kind that twists you and wrings you out and makes you breathe through the nostrils of your beloved. And because that real deep romantic love is so rare, and because American society is set up to make it even rarer between American Black and American White, the problem of race in America will never be solved."
I finally broke down and bought this book when Booktuber, Ameriie (yes, the same Ameriie who sang "One Thing" that was my jam back in the day) mentioned it during Booktube-A-Thon. It wasn't *what* she said when she spoke about it that got me, it was *how* she said it. I could tell that Americanah was affecting her in a way that her words could fully explain. I wanted to feel what she was feeling...
So here I am writing a review. This is something I don't usually take the time out to do. Oh, I'll gladly rate a book. It's easy to click those stars! It isn't, however, always easy for me to voice my thoughts on a book. Especially books that evoke so many emotions.
Americanah is one of those indescribable books.
Would I recommend it to a friend? I'm not sure. I feel that this is one of those books I love so much I would consider ending the relationship with a friend who didn't love it.
I'm only half joking. I would definitely stop talking to that friend for a few days. Lol!