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Adichie Brings Her ‘Americanah’ Blog To Life

Jennifer Sefa-Boakye | OKAYAFRICA   in 
September 29, 2014

In 2013, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie‘s continent spanning novel Americanah introduced us to Ifemelu, the outspoken Nigerian blogger whose musings on everything from immigrant life in the diaspora to affirmative action and interracial relationships were captured on the fictional blog Raceteenth or Various Observations About American Blacks (Those Formerly Known as Negroes) by a Non-American Black. Since its publication, readers of Adichie’s latest work have been left wanting more from the award-winning Nigerian writer whose ability to speak so candidly about her convictions in real life and through her characters has contributed to the rising global interest in contemporary literature from African writers. Back in July Adichie adapted her We Should All Be Feminists speech as an eBook. And luckily for us, more recently she’s resurrected Ifemelu’s distinctly incisive tone and made the transition from the realm of fiction to reality with the introduction of a WordPress blog titled The Small Redemptions Of Lagos.

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