Audiobook CD - 2014
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A young woman from Nigeria leaves behind her home and her first love to start a new life in America, only to find her dreams are not all she expected.
Publisher: Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, [2014], p2013
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781470388911
Branch Call Number: CD F ADI


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Sep 13, 2017

I just finished listening to this book on my way to work this morning. I highly recommend it. It was a wonderful story, well-written, and made me think about race in different ways and what it might be like to be a foreigner living in the United States. Adjoa Andoh does a great job narrating and performing various accents. Once again, I highly recommend the book. Plus, I hear it may be made into a movie...

JCLRachelN Aug 26, 2017

While this audiobook is a little on the longer side at almost 18 hrs, it felt like it flew by. The writing is descriptive and the narrator really brings the dialog to life. I couldn't wait to hear about the lives of Ifemelu and Obinze. This book was very eye-opening about race in America and I enjoyed Ifemelu's blog posts. Get your hands on any format that you can!

Apr 12, 2016

a fabulous book well read by the narrator with the wonderful singsong of the Ibo (Igbo) language. great insight into being an African/Nigerian in America.


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Kyra_Audiophile Sep 12, 2016

Interesting tale of a Nigerian woman who immigrates to America and moves back to Nigeria. She ends up reuniting with her first love upon her return to Lagos. Fascinating to hear the female immigrant perspective on America, complex interpersonal relationships, and Black/African-American race issues.


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