Americanah, Essential Revision Notes
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Ifemelu feels that Aunty Uju is too eager to capitulate to the demands of fitting in. Uju says, “You are in a country that is not your own. You do what you have to do if you want to succeed” (120). Is Aunty Uju right in compromising her own identity to a certain extent? How is Dike affected by his mother’s struggles? 23
For a time, Ifemelu is a babysitter for Kimberly, a white woman who donates to a charity in Africa. Adichie writes that “for a moment Ifemelu was sorry to have come from Africa, to be the reason that this beautiful woman,...