Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is getting great reviews, about two young lovers who leave military-ruled Nigeria for the West, one in America and one in London, and how they eventually reunite in their newly democratic nation.
To drink, I'm going with Zinfandel (not to be confused with the nasty pink stuff White Zinfandel). It's super drinkable, medium-bodied, usually with notes of raspberry, cherry, chocolate or coffee. I like that it's fruity, but not to sweet, with some tannic properties to balance it out. Zinfandel is also known as Primitivo, in case you see that in the wine shop.