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The quality that unites these three Adichie characters might best be defined as "grit." Each of these characters is singular in their talent, idealism, and hope. They all have talents, such as...

Latest answer posted July 26, 2019 11:03 pm UTC

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One of the most important themes of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah is Americanization. When the novel's protagonist, Ifemelu, returns to her home country of Nigeria after spending years in...

Latest answer posted May 19, 2017 6:40 pm UTC

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The African Diaspora refers to the roughly 150 million people of African descent who reside outside of the African continent, primarily in the Americas and Western Europe. The term was initially...

Latest answer posted May 14, 2019 10:59 pm UTC

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Americana is a novel which takes place in two countries: Nigeria and the United States. It begins in Lagos, Nigeria, and centers around a young woman, Ifemelu. She is in love with Obinze, and they...

Latest answer posted November 12, 2019 10:07 pm UTC

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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...

Latest answer posted August 14, 2019 4:29 pm UTC

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In very simple terms, a dynamic character is one that changes over the course of a novel or play. Often such change is quite significant and forces the relevant character to look at the world in a...

Latest answer posted May 26, 2021 11:51 am UTC

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Curt and Blaine are both past lovers of the main character Ifemelu.Curt becomes Ifemelu’s boyfriend for a couple years when Ifemelu is living in the United States. In her blogs, Ifemelu refers to...

Latest answer posted April 28, 2018 10:55 pm UTC

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This is a tricky question because Obinze is a character who changes and evolves a lot throughout the course of the book. There are no recurring symbols that are necessarily associated with him....

Latest answer posted October 27, 2019 2:55 am UTC

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In the novel, Nigeria demonstrates both dynamic and static elements. During the course of the story, Nigeria goes through a political upheaval with some corresponding changes in its society. At the...

Latest answer posted April 13, 2021 3:04 pm UTC

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In Part Two of her novel Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie introduces Obinze's perspective and begins to tell Ifemelu's life story. The section begins in Lagos, Nigeria, where Ifemelu’s...

Latest answer posted May 18, 2017 11:11 pm UTC

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Americanah features the experiences of a Nigerian woman, Ifemelu, who lives in the United States for ten years and then moves back to Nigeria. The novel covers her life in Nigeria before...

Latest answer posted March 19, 2021 9:15 pm UTC

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