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Americanah is Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s award-winning novel about a young Nigerian woman, Ifemelu, who immigrates to the United States where she struggles with racism, relationships, and identity. The novel also follows her love story with Obinze. Explore a character analysis of Ifemelu, plot summary, and important quotes.


See a complete list of the characters in Americanah and in-depth analyses of Ifemelu, Obinze, Dike, and Aunty Uju.

Main Ideas

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Teacher's Handbook

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