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A tale of star-crossed lovers, race and fate (plus WIN a copy to take home)

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Because you can’t read a book whilst you’re holding a steering wheel…

Book Review: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie This competition has now closed but you can see all our current competitions here

This week, we’ve had our noses buried in Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie…

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?

Fearless, gripping, spanning three continents and numerous lives, the National Book Critics Circle Award-winning ‘Americanah’ is a richly told story of love and expectation set in today’s globalized world.

And if you fancy bulking up your book collection you’re in for a treat…

For a chance to win a copy of Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie all you have to do is tell us what you’re reading in the comments box below before 11am on January 19 when a winner will be picked.

Good luck!

THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED. THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED AND WELL DONE TO EMILY KNIGHT WHO WAS CHOSEN AT RANDOM TO WIN THE PRIZE.


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GC articles show you one of four ways (the one in bold) to live greener…

/ Be a winner (not a binner) /
/ Turn up the style (not the heat) /
/ Love the trend (not the spend) /
/ Do it in public (not the car/plane) /


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