At its heart, Americanah, winner of the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award and selected as one of the 10 Best Books of the year by the New York Times Book Review, is a true love story. Ifemelu and Obinze are dating when Ifemelu moves to America. After searching for a job in America and having a bad experience, Ifemleu and Obinze fall apart. Americanah takes on the complex issues of race and love and breaks them down into simple ones - showing that there is nothing complex about either issue. Love is simply love and racism is simply hatred. This novel will surely become a great American classic.
Separated by differing ambitions after falling in love in occupied Nigeria, beautiful Ifemelu experiences triumph and defeat in America, while Obinze endures an undocumented status in London until the pair is reunited in their homeland fifteen years later.