[De Libros!] Americanah y We Need New Names


Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Igbo Nigeria Americanah NoViolet Bulawayo We Need New Names Zimbabwe Africa Escritora

Septiembre: vuelta a la rutina y vuelta a las buenas costumbres. Si en verano aprovechamos el tiempo libre para viajar, durante el curso para leer. Nosotras las aFrONiNAs vamos construyendo nuestra biblioteca de libros escritos por autores africanos: A Way of Being Free de Ben Okri, Looking for Transwordeland de Noo Saro-Wiwa y The Challenge for Africa de Wangari Maathai.

Yo voy a leer este otoño a dos jóvenes escritoras: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (de Nigeria) y NoViolet Bulawayo (de Zimbabwe).

Libro País Idioma Año
* Americanah de Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Zimbabwe Inglés 2013
A story of love and race centered around a young man and woman from Nigeria who face difficult choices and challenges in the countries they come to call home. As teenagers in a Lagos secondary school, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love. Their Nigeria is under military dictatorship, and people are leaving the country if they can. Ifemelu—beautiful, self-assured—departs for America to study. She suffers defeats and triumphs, finds and loses relationships and friendships, all the while feeling the weight of something she never thought of back home: race. Obinze—the quiet, thoughtful son of a professor—had hoped to join her, but post-9/11 America will not let him in, and he plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Years later, Obinze is a wealthy man in a newly democratic Nigeria, while Ifemelu has achieved success as a writer of an eye-opening blog about race in America. But when Ifemelu returns to Nigeria, and she and Obinze reignite their shared passion—for their homeland and for each other—they will face the toughest decisions of their lives. Fearless, gripping, at once darkly funny and tender, spanning three continents and numerous lives, Americanah is a richly told story set in today’s globalized world: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s most powerful and astonishing novel yet.

Precio aproximado: entre 13€ y 15€

* We Need New Names de NoViolet Bulawayo. Nigeria Inglés 2013
Darling is only 10 years old, and yet she must navigate a fragile and violent world. In Zimbabwe, Darling and her friends steal guavas, try to get the baby out of young Chipo's belly, and grasp at memories of Before. Before their homes were destroyed by paramilitary policemen, before the school closed, before the fathers left for dangerous jobs abroad. But Darling has a chance to escape: she has an aunt in America. She travels to this new land in search of America's famous abundance only to find that her options as an immigrant are perilously few. NoViolet Bulawayo's debut calls to mind the great storytellers of displacement and arrival who have come before her--from Zadie Smith to Monica Ali to J.M. Coetzee--while she tells a vivid, raw story all her own.

Precio aproximado: entre 14€ y 16€

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