Americanah is about a pair of star-crossed lovers torn apart when they immigrated to the West from Nigeria.
Written in 2013, the novel has won the National Book Critics Circle Fiction award. It was also chosen as one of the ten best book that year by New York Times Book Review. It won the Heartland Award for fiction. In 2014, it was shortlisted for Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction.
Americanah was Ms. Adichie’s third novel. Her first being Purple Hibiscus, while the second was Half of a Yellow Sun.