Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Americanah (1574 words)

Karen Ferreira-Meyers (University of Eswatini)
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Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is one of the many authors of African descent who have succeeded in challenging the literary canon through their narrations. She has been described as one of the leading Nigerian diaspora authors of her generation (Murphy, 2017). Adichie discovered her vocation as a storyteller while living in America, but in many of her texts – short stories and novels mainly – she focuses on life in Nigeria. Americanah (2013) is the author’s first extended work of fiction in which she tackles the complexity of being a Nigerian in America. In it, she highlights racism as a difficult social issue and tackles 'blackness' as an living experience sharing common …

Citation: Ferreira-Meyers, Karen. "Americanah". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2018 [, accessed 24 October 2020.]

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