• Americanah

    The bestselling novel from the award-winning author of We Should All Be Feminists and Dear Ijeawele. The story of two Nigerians making their way in the U.S. and the UK, raising universal questions of race and belonging, the overseas experience for the African diaspora, and the search for identity and a home.,Ifemelu and Obinze are young and in love when they depart military-ruled Nigeria for the West. Beautiful, self-assured Ifemelu heads for America, where despite 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 join her, but with post-9/11 America closed to him, he instead plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Fifteen years later, they reunite in a newly democratic Nigeria, and reignite their passion???for each other and for their homeland.

  • Purple Hibiscus

    Fifteen-year-old Kambili and her older brother Jaja lead a privileged life in Enugu, Nigeria. They live in a beautiful house, with a caring family, and attend an exclusive missionary school. They’re completely shielded from the troubles of the world. Yet, as Kambili reveals in her tender-voiced account, things are less perfect than they appear. Although her Papa is generous and well respected, he is fanatically religious and tyrannical at home???a home that is silent and suffocating.,As the country begins to fall apart under a military coup, Kambili and Jaja are sent to their aunt, a university professor outside the city, where they discover a life beyond the confines of their father???s authority. Books cram the shelves, curry and nutmeg permeate the air, and their cousins??? laughter rings throughout the house. When they return home, tensions within the family escalate, and Kambili must find the strength to keep her loved ones together., is an exquisite novel about the emotional turmoil of adolescence, the powerful bonds of family, and the bright promise of freedom.

  • We Should All Be Feminists

    What does ???feminism??? mean today? That is the question at the heart of ,, a personal, eloquently-argued essay???adapted from her much-viewed TEDx talk of the same name???by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the award-winning author of , and ,.,With humor and levity, here Adichie offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century???one rooted in inclusion and awareness. She shines a light not only on blatant discrimination, but also the more insidious, institutional behaviors that marginalize women around the world, in order to help readers of all walks of life better understand the often masked realities of sexual politics. Throughout, she draws extensively on her own experiences???in the U.S., in her native Nigeria, and abroad???offering an artfully nuanced explanation of why the gender divide is harmful for women and men, alike.,Argued in the same observant, witty and clever prose that has made Adichie a bestselling novelist, here is one remarkable author???s exploration of what it means to be a woman today???and an of-the-moment rallying cry for why we should all be feminists.