A New York Times BestsellerA Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction
A New York Times "Ten Best Books of the Year"
An NPR Best Book of the Year
A Washington Post Best Book of the Year
A Seattle Times Best Book of the Year
An Entertainment Weekly Best Book of the Year
A Newsday Best Book of the Year
A Goodreads Best Book of the Year
A Time Magaine "10 Best Fiction Book"
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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.