Weekends are usually saved for Music but this time around we’ll switch it up just a bit. Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche, author of one of my fave books (Half of a Yellow Sun) recently released her latest novel: Americanah. She’s such a great storyteller, the characters she creates stay with you and you won’t want to put it down. There’s already been so much positive buzz for this one and I’m so happy for her continued success.

Other works by Chimamanda



  1. Joan

    September 24, 2013 at 12:31 am Reply

    She's an author to watch out for. Loved the fact she met author Things fall apart. What a great combo.

  2. Carla

    June 1, 2013 at 5:44 pm Reply

    Love discovering new books more than I love discovering new music. This is a first time I've heard of this author but it appears as though she is quite talented from the reviews that I've read.

  3. magdaayuk

    May 27, 2013 at 4:15 am Reply

    Super excited to read her latest book. She's my fave author!

  4. Manestream Beauty

    May 11, 2013 at 9:24 am Reply

    Hi everyone. I have read all of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's books and love them all. I was really excited to read Americanah and enjoyed it. Though the ending felt incomplete (to me), it is true to life I suppose.

    It is a wonderful love story that isn't saccharin sweet. It manages to honestly discuss black identity as Africans living in American and the UK, interracial relationships, culture, desperation, unemployment, family obligations vs. personal interest, suicide and natural hair (it's quite prominent in the story).

    I was at a Q&A session and book signing in London and what struck me about her was her frankness and unapologetically Africaness. She spoke candidly and did not shrink or filter herself to appease any possible discomfort the audience might feel.She is very witty and comfortable in her skin. I admire her 🙂

  5. Tonkabelle

    May 8, 2013 at 9:13 am Reply

    I am looking forward to reading it myself, love half of a yellow sun and purple hibiscus.

  6. michelle

    May 6, 2013 at 4:39 pm Reply

    I attended a Q and A session with her a few weeks back, here in the UK. She is a really impressive and beautiful individual. I've bought the book, but I'll read it after my exams.

  7. Tidy-Up Gal

    May 5, 2013 at 7:36 pm Reply

    Didn't know it was out already, I've been waiting! She is also one of my favorite authors and I can't wait to read. Proud of her.

  8. Anonymous

    May 5, 2013 at 6:20 pm Reply

    Oh my! Where did you get her latest book "Americanah". I thought it wasn't out till May 26th? Pls do tell!

  9. Alyson Cornman

    May 5, 2013 at 4:20 pm Reply

    Along with music, I am always looking for new books to read! Thanks for sharing:)

    Hope you are having a lovely Sunday.


  10. Ivyanna Adams

    May 5, 2013 at 3:00 pm Reply

    When I get the time, I love to find a corner and just read. These don't seem to be the type of books I read but I will def be looking out for it. I've heard of Half of Yellow Sun but never read it.


  11. Onome

    May 5, 2013 at 2:43 pm Reply

    Argh so excited for this one! It doesn't get released in the US for another week or so (so jelly of the UK people). Let me know how you like it!

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