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3.0 out of 5 stars Not Adichie's best, 12 Aug 2013
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I LOVED Half Of A Yellow Sun and Purple Hibiscus so was really looking forward to this latest novel by Adichie, but was disappointed.
While it was an entertaining enough book, it wasn't at all like her previous work which, in Yellow Sun, took us into the short history of Biafra and the different people involved in its story, or Purple Hibiscus which showed how a fairly typical wealthy Nigerian family was influenced by Western religion. Both of these books were at times both heart-rending and exhilarating and at all times unputdownable, but Americanah was never any of these.
It is basically a very predictable love story set in America and Nigeria with a bit of Britain thrown in, but at no time does it have any impact on the reader. It's not even necessary to finish it because, as stated, it is predictable; the reader knows exactly what is going to happen in each relationship.
Adichie can write so much better than this.
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Initial post: 22 Sep 2013 18:34:41 BDT
Very disappointing & predictable!

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Oct 2013 20:44:46 GMT
Completely agree.I havent even finished reading,the book is very predictable and boring.It reads like a lecture.I am very puzzled as to why Adichie wrote this book.Some relationships are unneccesary like Ifem and Curt and out of the blue Ifem cheats.Very disappointing!
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