The bestselling novel—a love story of race and identity—from the award-winning writer of We Must All Be Feminists and Dear Ijeawele.
Nominated as one among The usa’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read
Ifemelu and Obinze are young and in love after they depart military-ruled Nigeria for the West. Beautiful, self-assured Ifemelu heads for The usa, where in spite of her academic success, she is forced to grapple with what it means to be black for the first time. Quiet, thoughtful Obinze had hoped to enroll in her, but with post-9/11 The usa closed to him, he as an alternative plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Fifteen years later, they reunite in a newly democratic Nigeria, and reignite their passion—for every other and for their hometown.