In Americanah, which female characters go to the diaspora, and how does their status change when they go to there?

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Before answering your question, it is important to define terms. “Diaspora” is a word used to describe the dispersion of a group of people across a region or the globe. It is not a place or a specific location, but rather a generic description of a diverse group of people....

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Before answering your question, it is important to define terms. “Diaspora” is a word used to describe the dispersion of a group of people across a region or the globe. It is not a place or a specific location, but rather a generic description of a diverse group of people. For example, the Nigerian diaspora, which is the subject of Americanah, refers to Nigerians who have relocated to other parts of the world, such as Australia, Canada, the UK and the US.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel Americanah explores the challenges of adopting a new country for members of the Nigerian diaspora. Ifemelu, the intelligent female protagonist of the novel, moves to America but struggles to adapt to life there. She tries and fails to maintain a long-distance relationship with her lover in Nigeria, suffers from bouts of depression, and starts a successful blog about race in America.

As she adjusts to life in America, Ifemelu struggles with her identity as an African living in America. Ifemelu’s status changes from that of a respected member of the upper-middle class in Nigeria to being a member of a marginalized minority struggling to make ends meet. This experience is common for well-educated immigrants to the West, and Americanah’s popularity is partially due to its unflinching exploration of how difficult life can be for immigrants living in America.

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