Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

477 pages first pub 2013 (editions)

fiction contemporary literary emotional reflective medium-paced

Description

As teenagers in Lagos, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love. Their Nigeria is under military dictatorship, and people are fleeing the country if they can. The self-assured Ifemelu departs for America. There she suffers defeats and triumphs, finds and l...

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Moods

reflective 82%
emotional 69%
informative 39%
challenging 30%
inspiring 28%
hopeful 26%
funny 23%
sad 13%
adventurous 11%
tense 5%
dark 4%
lighthearted 4%
relaxing 3%

Pace

medium 55%
slow 39%
fast 5%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 77% | A mix: 20% | Plot: 2%

Strong character development?

Yes: 80% | It's complicated: 13% | No: 5%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 68% | It's complicated: 23% | No: 7%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 92% | It's complicated: 3% | No: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 55% | It's complicated: 24% | No: 17% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

4.34

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