>>Americanah" Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (eine sehr interessante Sicht auf die heutigen USA von einer nigerianischen Einwanderin, verpackt in eine fesselnde Geschichte)
I mentioned in the CC that I've been reading that too, and I can also recommend it. It touches on a lot of things that a European might not understand about race, class, and immigration in the US, from the point of view of a sympathetic main character, with details about everyday life that include things like how to care for black hair, and how the US consumer culture comes across to someone who grew up in Africa. It's a bit lecture-y for my taste at times, but there's enough dialogue and plot to hold your interest.
In 2016-17 there have been several book recommendations in other threads, either the CC or some of the book threads or political threads. If you have time, or if anyone here could help with links, it might be worth skimming past recommendations too.
Among recent novels are some I haven't read but that have gotten good reviews, sound good, or that other people I know have liked.
Colson Whitehead, 'The Underground Railroad'
John Grisham, 'The Whistler'
Viet Thanh Nguyen, 'The Sympathizer'
Michael Chabon, 'Moonglow'
Those are American. There are also some recent books out by British novelists I like that I haven't yet read.
Rachel Cusk, 'Transit'
Zadie Smith, 'Swing Time'
Margaret Drabble, 'The Dark Flood Rises'
I haven't ever read any Israeli novels, but for some reason several Israeli novelists who have been interviewed recently made me think I ought to read some of their books, even from decades ago.
And here's one by a Kenyan writer (paging harambee) that was recently well reviewed in the NY Times Book Review:
Peter Kimani, 'Dance of the Jakaranda'
Sorry, probably too random for the most part, but maybe some of those will remind people (or the online bookseller of your choice) of further recommendations.