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Enjoyed Americanah? We’ve scoured the web for book blogs and looked at all of their recommendations for books that are similar to Americanah. Here are 16 books that you may like if you liked Americanah.

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Free Food for Millionaires
Min Jin Lee - 2007-07-02
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Follow Casey Han, a Korean-American woman trying to break into Manhattan's elite social circle. But with mounting credit card debt and a toxic boyfriend, Casey struggles to keep up with her glamorous lifestyle. When an opportunity arises, she jumps at the chance to achieve success and power, but at what cost? Set in a city where the wealthy chase after free food while the poor struggle with their pride, Min Jin Lee's Free Food for Millionaires is a poignant portrayal of generational conflict, immigrant hardships, and social mobility.
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The Farm
A Novel
Joanne Ramos - 2019-05-07
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This gripping novel explores the extremes of motherhood and the sacrifices women are willing to make for their families. Join Jane, an immigrant struggling to support her daughter, as she navigates the highly competitive Host selection process at a luxurious retreat where she becomes pregnant with the task of producing the perfect baby for wealthy clients. Heartbreaking, suspenseful, and thought-provoking, The Farm raises crucial questions about the trade-offs women make to secure their futures.
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Behold the Dreamers
A Novel
Imbolo Mbue - 2017-06-26 (first published in 2016)
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An immigrant family strives for a better life in America, when the father lands a job as a chauffeur for a wealthy executive. As they gain opportunities and hope for the future, they begin to uncover troubling secrets and must make an impossible choice when their world is rocked by a financial collapse.
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The Lowland
Jhumpa Lahiri - 2013-09-24
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Experience a rich family saga steeped in history with this powerful novel. Join the story of two brothers bound by tragedy, a brilliant woman haunted by her past, a country torn apart by revolution, and a love that endures beyond death. Travel through time and across continents, from India to America, in this engrossing and poignant tale from acclaimed author Jhumpa Lahiri. Finalist for the National Book Award and shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, this is a must-read for those seeking a moving and thought-provoking novel.
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In Dependence
Sarah Ladipo Manyika - 2008-09-27
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Explore the bittersweet tale of a doomed affair in "In Dependence". Follow the story of Tayo Ajayi as he navigates a new and better world in England, where he meets the beautiful Vanessa Richardson, daughter of a former colonial officer. Spanning four decades, this lyrical and moving story delves into themes of unfulfilled love, history, race, belonging, faith, and family secrets. Discover the complexities of contemporary Africa and its interdependence with the rest of the world in this captivating read.
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Ghana Must Go
A Novel
Taiye Selasi - 2013-03-05
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This debut novel explores the transformative power of unconditional love as it follows a modern family's journey from Accra to Lagos to London to New York. With a captivating narrative, it explores the importance of our roots to our sense of self. The unexpected death of a renowned surgeon brings his fractured family together, and their journey towards healing teaches us that speaking truths can help us overcome our hidden wounds. A must-read by a talented novelist.
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Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor - 2014-01-01 (first published in 2013)
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"Dust" delves into the secrets of a Kenyan family and their conflicted nation, spanning the turbulent 1950s and 1960s. When a young man is murdered, his family uncovers buried memories that lead to a series of unpredictable events. This Washington Post Notable Book explores the hidden past of a parched landscape and introduces a breathtaking new voice in literature.
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The Deep Blue Between
Ayesha Harruna Attah - 2020-10-15
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Discover the captivating journey of twin sisters Hassana and Husseina, torn apart by a brutal raid on their home. Follow them as they embark on separate paths, in Brazil and the Gold Coast of West Africa, where they'll encounter new cultures, forge new families, and face danger. Despite their distance, they stay connected through shared dreams of water. A moving tale about the power of family ties, The Deep Blue Between is a sweeping adventure with rich historical settings that will leave you spellbound.
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We Need New Names
A Novel
Noviolet Bulawayo - 2010-09-07
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This award-winning novel tells the story of a son's search for his father through quantum space-time. Charles Yu, a time travel technician, helps save people from themselves while also looking for his inventor father who disappeared. Yu turns to a book, How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe, for clues, hoping it might even save his life. This compelling, hilarious, and touching novel is a must-read for science fiction fans.
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