What type of novel is Americanah?

What kind of fiction is Americanah?

AuthorChimamanda Ngozi Adichie
GenreFiction novel
PublisherAlfred A. Knopf
Publication dateMay 2013
Media typePrint (Hardback)

What is Ifemelu’s blog called?

After the book came out, Adichie started a real blog, in Ifemelu’s voice, called “The Small Redemptions of Lagos,” and kept up the commentary. “The blog in “Americanah”—I wanted it to be funny.

What time period is Americanah?

setting (time)The present time that frames the novel is around 2009. Ifemelu’s flashback sections begin in the early 1990s, and Obinze’s London section takes place around 2002, not long after the September 11, 2001 attacks.

What awards has Americanah?

Americanah, was published around the world in 2013, and has received numerous accolades, including winning the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction and The Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize for Fiction; and being named one of The New York Times Ten Best Books of the Year.

Is Americanah a Bildungsroman?

To think of Americanah as a Bildungsroman that captures the process of Ifemelu’s growth and becoming is to recognise, as does Braidotti (2012), that “one is not born, one becomes an undutiful daughter” (ix).

Is Americanah a love story?

The Nigerian author’s superb third novel, Americanah (Knopf), is that rare thing in contemporary literary fiction: a lush, big-hearted love story that also happens to be a piercingly funny social critique.


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