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Chimamanda’s “Americanah”: One Of The Remarkable 21st Century Books By Women

Chimamanda Adichie continues to break boundaries.

In recognition of the Black Women History Month, her book, Americanah, has been listed as one of the 15 books written by women that have shaped the way “we read and write fiction in the 21st century”.

The exhaustive list was compiled by New York Times under the tag, New Vanguard.


One of the NYT book critics, Dwight Garner, described it as a book that has “lessons for every human about how to live”.

Adichie has won several awards and recognition for the novel which was written in 2013. Some of them include:

  • The 2013 National Book Critics Circle Fiction Award
  • Selected as one of the 10 New York Times Best Books Of The Year
  • 2013 Heartland Award For Fiction by the Chicago Tribune
  • The 2017  ‘One Book, One New York’ campaign by the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment and BuzzFeed in March as well as featured in different book reviews.
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