This book is about love, racism, the immigrant experience and hair. Nigerian born Ifemelu arrives in America and blogs about her experiences as a non-American black person in the US. She leaves behind the love of her life, Obinze who has his own immigrant experience in England. In the end, she returns to Nigeria and to Obinze.
American Subversive is the story of professional blogger Aidan Cole and the Page Roderick a home-grown terrorist. From the beginning we know they are in hiding(but not together) and the remainder of the book is devoted to telling us why. The story is told in the alternate voices of Page and Aidan and the prologue ends with the following statement: "Still we must try, while we have time and the truth on our side. We are far from innocent. But we are hardly guilty
Undiscovered Gyrl is the blog of a young woman who has decided not to go to college directly after high school. Her life as a drifting HS graduate is confused and not a little sordid. She becomes involved with three different men, and eventually becomes pregnant and has no idea which man might be the father. ****Spoiler Alert **** As her blog comes to a close, we learn that her entries are largely fabricated, and her whereabouts unknown. Her large and oftentimes disapproving readership makes the ending a gut-puncher, and leaves more questions than answers.