Americanah: Strategically Ignoring Our Past

Americanah is an interesting title for a novel, and though the definition of Americanah is briefly covered in the novel, many people are still unsure of what the term means. Adichie often has to re-explain the definition of the word in interviews, and we thought that the meaning of Americanah is central to the novel. In this video, Adichie is explaining what it means to be Americanah, why she named the novel this, and how it feels to leave a home country and come to America, and then return.


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