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Announcing the Inaugural André Brink Memorial Lecture, to be delivered at this year's @FranLitFest

Tyrone Beason Reviews Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

AmericanahVerdict: carrot

With “Americanah,” Nigeria-born Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has done something that few authors ever achieve.

The “Half of a Yellow Sun” author and MacArthur “genius” grant winner has rendered a near-flawless novel, one whose language so beautifully captures the surreal experience of an African becoming an American that one walks away with the sense of having read something definitive.

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