Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's "Americanah" comes to France

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Author of the award-winning and best-selling novel “Americanah”

Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is one of Africa’s most feted writers. Her latest novel, “Americanah,” hit French bookstands this month.

The novel recounts the story of Ifemelu, a young, beautiful woman who is forced to confront what it means to be black in the United States for the first time after leaving her home in military-ruled Nigeria.

To promote the publication of “Americanah” in France, Adichie took part in a discussion about the book, as well as the subject of identity in literature, at the Maison de la Poésie in Paris on Wednesday. There was not an empty seat in the house.

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