Sunday, 10 March 2013

Books, New Releases


Who is not aware that the very well acclaimed and award winning author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has a new [400 pages] novel due for publication on the 11th of April 2013?

Synopsis:
As teenagers in Lagos, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love. Their Nigeria is under military dictatorship, and people are fleeing the country if they can. The self-assured Ifemelu departs for America. There she suffers defeats and triumphs, finds and loses relationships, all the while feeling the weight of something she never thought of back home: race. Obinze 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.
Thirteen years later, Obinze is a wealthy man in a newly democratic Nigeria, while Ifemelu has achieved success as a blogger. But after so long apart and so many changes, will they find the courage to meet again, face to face?

Adichie has written and published three novels so far, Americanah would be her fourth release.
Indeed, she takes her writing job seriously, by dropping an award-winning novel every three years or so. I am definitely looking forward to reading Americanah.

Please visit the following sites to read more about Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie:

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I know, Khaled Hosseini is not African; in fact, he is an Afghanistan with a US American citizenship. However, I have to admit that I tremendously enjoy his novels, to the extent I bought the movie of his first novel Kite Runner [which did not do the novel justice at all].

Any way, he has written a new novel [of 412 pages] to be released on the 21st of May 2013.

Synopsis:
.......about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations. In this tale revolving around not just parents and children but brothers and sisters, cousins and caretakers, Hosseini explores the many ways in which families nurture, wound, betray, honour, and sacrifice for one another; and how often we are surprised by the actions of those closest to us, at the times that matter most. Following its characters and the ramifications of their lives and choices and loves around the globe—from Kabul to Paris to San Francisco to the Greek island of Tinos—the story expands gradually outward, becoming more emotionally complex and powerful with each turning page.

He has previously written and published:
I am as well looking forward to reading And The Moutains Echoed.

Please, click on the following link to read more about him:

8 comments:

  1. I've never been much a fan of literary blogs or websites but i have to say that i like your style of presentation. It's simple and easy to follow. That's one of the reasons i've decided to drop this comment and also to ask if you could recommend any good literary agent here in Nigeria. I really would like to publish a collection short stories (Fiction)

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    1. Hi Samod,
      Thanks for the compliments. I am pretty in touch with books written by Africans. However, I know very little about literary agents. In any case, perhaps, the following link might be of help.

      http://www.iprlicense.com/

      Cheers.

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  2. Adichie is one author I decided to read every book she writes. I've already read the three; however, I'm not keen on this, though I will definitely read it when it comes out.

    I read and enjoyed the Kite Runner. Have not read A Thousand Splendid Suns, not yet. But Khaled always has something good up his sleeves. And about the non-African thing, don't worry much.

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    1. Hello Nana,
      why aren't you keen on reading Americanah, I don't think she will disappoint. I too have decided to read all of her novels. I am right on time.

      I personally do think, you can do without reading A Thousand Splendid Suns. In my opinion it is the female version of the Kite Runner. More or less the same story with different sexes.

      I have taken your advice not to worry much. After all, I am entitled to as well experience and enjoy different types of novels.

      Cheers

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  3. I haven't yet read anything by either of these authors, even though both are high on my TBR wish list. I'm going to have to correct that oversight - thanks for the reminder!

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    1. Debbie,
      Thanks for stopping over. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Khaled Hosseini are very good in expressing their character's feelings and emotion, in a way they make you the reader feel the same way. In fact, they are superb. Please, do read them. And I will very much love to know your opinion.

      Hope you come over often.
      Cheers.

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  4. I can't wait to read Adichie's latest release. I'm her no. 1 fan and I've read all three books previously released. Khalid Husseini is also on my list. I have read his first two novels and I am yet to review them on the blog. Looking forward to reading this latest should I lay hands on a copy. Thanks for sharing, Mary.

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    1. Afua,
      that makes two of us. I am as well Adichie's fan and Hosseini as well. I have read all of their novels,except the unpublished ones of course. I am so looking forward to reading your reviews.

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