Cali Stars: ★★★★★
For January, the Riesling Chapter read Americanah, our second book by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. (Our first was We Should All Be Feminists!)
Americanah was a brilliant book. Adichie discusses race in an open and real way. Even if you don't consider yourself racist in any way, you're able to learn something, or to see something in a different perspective. I love the challenges the main character, Ifemelu, sets up for the reader, and the perspective of race in the USA from someone who moved to the USA as a young adult.
There is just so much going on in this story, and Adichie just brings it all together with beautiful words, imagery, and characters. I really do believe that this is probably one of the most important books I've read, and I sincerely believe that people ought to read this amazing novel. I look forward to reading more of Adichie's work.