Americanah | Study Guide

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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Overview

Author

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Year Published

2013

Type

Novel

Genre

Drama, Romance

Perspective and Narrator

Americanah is told by a third-person limited narrator who alternates between the perspectives of the characters Ifemelu and Obinze.

Tense

The novel Americanah is told primarily in the past tense.

About the Title

The title Americanah refers to an unflattering term used by Nigerians to describe other Nigerians who have spent time in the United States and come home with annoying American idiosyncrasies, such as carrying water bottles everywhere or complaining about the heat. In speech, the fourth syllable of the word (-ca-) is drawn out.

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