Americanah - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - A Short Summary and Review

A short summary of Americanah:

A Nigerian's American experience.

My favorite Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie quote from the book:

"Did things begin to exist only when they were named?"

Questions to ponder while reading the book:

Do you allow ethnicity to affect your interactions?

How long does it take you to do your hair?

My review of the book Americanah:

I *devoured* the book.

The blog posts are fabulous.

That women of color are slighted for wearing their hair natural 
or braided is absurd and needs to stop immediately!


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