Chimamanda Adichie is already winner of the Orange Prize and a Booker nominee after only two novels, so there is no knowing the heights to which Chimamanda Adichie’s new novel, Americanah, will soar. Americanah tells the story of two teenagers, Ifemelu and Obinze, who fall in love under Nigeria’s military dictatorship. To escape this brutal regime, Ifemelu flees to America, where Obenze hopes to join her. But America, still reeling after 9/11, refuses him entry, and he instead finds refuge in London. Thirteen years later, both have forged their own successful lives and are faced with the question: do they have the courage to reunite?
Adichie has been hailed by Chinua Achebe as “endowed with the gift of ancient storytellers“. Don’t miss the chance to experience the gifts of this master storyteller in person.