Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah Selected As One Of 15 Remarkable Books By Women Shaping Fiction In The 21st Century


Americanah, a recent novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been selected as one of the “15 remarkable books by women that are shaping the way we read and write fiction in the 21st century,” by the New York Times’s staff book critics

The list is said to mark Women’s History Month.

Americanah is a novel about a Nigerian woman named Ifemelu who leaves Africa for America and suffers there before starting a blog called “Raceteenth or Various Observations About American Blacks by a Non-American Black” and winning a fellowship at Princeton.

Americanah is said to bring news, on many fronts, about how a new generation of immigrants is making its way in the world and . It has lessons for every human about how to live.

On the selection process, The New York Times wrote,

For Women’s History Month, The Times’s staff book critics — Dwight Garner, Jennifer Szalai and myself, Parul Sehgal — sat down together to think about these writers who are opening new realms to us, whose books suggest and embody unexplored possibilities in form, feeling and knowledge.

As we put together a reading list, we introduced a few parameters, for sanity’s sake. We confined ourselves to books written by women and published in the 21st century.

The books we selected are a diverse bunch. They are graphic novels, literary fiction and works inflected with horror and fantasy. They are wildly experimental and staunchly realist.

Some of the books we selected, like “Americanah,” bring a fresh slant to the novel’s natural concerns about character and fate and belonging.

Read The Times’s review of “Americanah”


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  1. Esther Abel

    Esther Abel

    March 13, 2018 at 5:45 pm

    Congratulations congratulations

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    Okpara Prisca

    March 13, 2018 at 5:46 pm

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  3. Priscilla Kadoon Aver

    Priscilla Kadoon Aver

    March 13, 2018 at 5:46 pm

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    Nneoma Dianabasi Daniel

    March 13, 2018 at 5:52 pm

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  5. Nnenna Udemezue

    Nnenna Udemezue

    March 14, 2018 at 10:22 am

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  6. Angela Lsaac

    Angela Lsaac

    March 16, 2018 at 6:29 am

    Your shebang

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