Americanah

So remember that Christmas wishlist i posted a couple of weeks ago? Well one of the books on the list was my absolute fave, Chimamanda’s Americanah which i have searched endlessly for in bookstores in and around Gaborone. I finally found it in a cute little bookstore in Rustenburg this weekend, and for the past 48 hours i have been engrossed in it, even ignoring my family whilst on a family vacation. So because i am not done with it I decided to post a few quotes i like in it as a sort of preview to the review which will come a little later this week.

“Why did people ask “What is it about?” as if a novel had to be about only one thing.”

“Race doesn’t really exist for you because it has never been a barrier. Black folks don’t have that choice.”

“She rested her head against his and felt, for the first time, what she would often feel with him: a self-affection. He made her like herself. With him, she was at ease; her skin felt as though it was her right size.. It seemed so natural, to talk to him about odd things. She had never done that before. The trust, so sudden and yet so complete, and the intimacy, frightened her.. But now she could think only of all the things she yet wanted to tell him, wanted to do with him.”

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Americanah

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