Ifemelu’s expected her monumental return home to Nigeria to be comfortable and as though nothing has changed since she left. Instead her return was a struggle. As it says in the book, Lagos “assaulted her” (475). This was because of the changes that occurred there while she was gone, but also because of the person […]Read more "Home Sweet Home"
Obinze and Ifemelu have history. A long, both heartfelt and heartbreaking history. This is what makes their final reuniting experience so special. But before we get to the present lets go back in history… Obinze was supposed to fall for another girl; Ifemelu’s best friend Ginika. But he didn’t, he fell for Ifemelu. Adorable. Her […]Read more "The Pursuit of Happiness… and Love."
In response to Ifemelu’s blog post about white privilege and the experiences she faces in America in its entirety, I thought I would write a post about it too, incorporating my own thoughts and experiences. First of all, it blows my mind that so many people don’t believe white privilege exists. It makes me want […]Read more "White Privelege"
There have been many relationships throughout the book, mainly revolving between Ifemelu and Aunty Uju. In one of my previous posts I briefly talked about Aunty Uju’s relationships, so in this post I’m going to focus on Ifemelu and her relationships with Obinze, Curt, and Blaine. First was Obinze. The one that could be called […]Read more "Relationships 101"
In Americanah, identity plays a conflicting role in the lives of many characters. Upon arrival in America, many characters must change their identity in order to conform to society and make a living. It is much deeper than just this though. Through this book I have come to realize how much our identity is constructed […]Read more "Who Am I?"
Americanah is an important book to read because of the cultural ideas it brings forth that seldom are talked or thought about in our society. I am glad we are reading it because most kids, specifically white kids, would not pick these books up and read them on their own. Reading books like Things Fall […]Read more "The Female Lens"
Is changing important characteristics about ourselves a good or bad thing? Well, that depends…Read more "Slipping Away From The Past: Good or Bad?"