One of my favourite books, and indeed authors, Americanah by Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, has just won the National Book Critics Circle’s fiction award, a prestigious American literary prize.
The book tells the story of a Nigerian woman’s meeting with America as an immigrant; funny and serious in equal measure and very well written. AND, it’s now out in paperback; not a bad thing for a long book whose hardback version was on the (physically) heavy side. Don’t be scared off by its length, however, Americanah is a rare breed these days,: a long book that doesn’t feel long and a thumping good read! Click on this link to read the full review.