Who is not aware that the very well acclaimed and award winning author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has a new [400 pages] novel due for publication on the 11th of April 2013?
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 loses relationships, all the while feeling the weight of something she never thought of back home: race. Obinze had hoped to join her, but post-9/11 America will not let him in, and he plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London.
Thirteen years later, Obinze is a wealthy man in a newly democratic Nigeria, while Ifemelu has achieved success as a blogger. But after so long apart and so many changes, will they find the courage to meet again, face to face?
Adichie has written and published three novels so far, Americanah would be her fourth release.
- 2003: Purple Hibiscus
- 2006: Half of a Yellow Sun
- 2009: The Thing Around Your Neck
- 2013: Upcoming Americanah
Indeed, she takes her writing job seriously, by dropping an award-winning novel every three years or so. I am definitely looking forward to reading Americanah.
Please visit the following sites to read more about Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie:
I know, Khaled Hosseini is not African; in fact, he is an Afghanistan with a US American citizenship. However, I have to admit that I tremendously enjoy his novels, to the extent I bought the movie of his first novel Kite Runner [which did not do the novel justice at all].
Any way, he has written a new novel [of 412 pages] to be released on the 21st of May 2013.
.......about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations. In this tale revolving around not just parents and children but brothers and sisters, cousins and caretakers, Hosseini explores the many ways in which families nurture, wound, betray, honour, and sacrifice for one another; and how often we are surprised by the actions of those closest to us, at the times that matter most. Following its characters and the ramifications of their lives and choices and loves around the globe—from Kabul to Paris to San Francisco to the Greek island of Tinos—the story expands gradually outward, becoming more emotionally complex and powerful with each turning page.
He has previously written and published:
I am as well looking forward to reading And The Moutains Echoed.
Please, click on the following link to read more about him: