Author :Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
I want to begin by saying how well I related to this book in the sense that the heroine of the story is Nigerian and igbo.
I generally liked the book but there were certain parts of this book that were kind of boring to me. The part of the book were obinze’the second lead character ‘spent in London was quite a drag for me.
So the story is basically about Obinze and Ifemelu. They had the secondary school /university love story until Ifemelu had to travel to America. She had quite an adventure in America, I didn’t quite understand her zeal to come back to Nigeria though if you ask me. Obinze on the other hand didn’t have things easy, he travelled to London.. And got deported later on. He became a very rich man as he was very hardworking, he married a very beautiful woman and they had a child.
Ifemelu returned back to Nigeria, the romance between she and Obinze began again.( Now this is the part that I had a problem with.). Obinze eventually left his wife for Ifemelu citing that he had always loved her and all. My take on this is that if he really loved her, he could’ve found a way to get to her as the resources he had were vast(like if you love the girl, go and get her) . So the end of the book was a no no for me, I am a romantic and all but still No. (yes I am taking it personal😑). The sanctity of marriage is a very big deal for me.
I give this book a rating of 6/10
One ground that I loved was the fact that Ifemelu was an intellectual person, I guess in more ways than one I could relate to her😁😁.
I almost forgot to add how much I loved the fact that the author gave all the characters indigenous igbo names, I really liked that too.
I recommend this book even though I didn’t really like the way it ended.
I would love to start reading more books by African authors, if you guys could be so generous to give me a list of books you think I should read. I’ll appreciate it.
Thanks guys, if you’ve read this book and you have something to say about it.. Comment down below😊😊.