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First College Year Common Reading 2018: Critical Scholarship

Scholarly Articles About Americanah

Akingbe, Niyi, and Emmanuel Adeniyi. “'Reconfiguring Others': Negotiating Identity in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Americanah.” Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities, vol. 9, no. 4, 2017, pp. 37–55.

Guarracino, Serena. “Writing «so Raw and True»: Blogging in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah.” Between, Vol. 4, no. 8, 2014.

Iromuanya, Julie. “Are We All Feminists? The Global Black Hair Industry and Marketplace in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Americanah.” Meridians, vol. 16, no. 1, 2018, pp. 163–183.

Koziel, Patrycja. “The Afropolitanism and Portrayal of Nigerian Women in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Short Story Collection The Thing Around Your Neck.” Hemispheres, vol. 31, no. 3, 2016, pp. 26–35.

Nwanyanwu, Augustine Uka. “Transculturalism, Otherness, Exile, and Identity in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Americanah.” Matatu: Journal for African Culture and Society, vol. 49, no. 2, 2017, pp. 386–399.

Tunca, Daria, and Benedicte Ledent. “The Power of a Singular Story: Narrating Africa and Its Diasporas.” Research in African Literatures, vol. 46, no. 4, 2015, pp. 1–9.

Yerima, Dina. “Regimentation or Hybridity? Western Beauty Practices by Black Women in Adichie’s Americanah.” Journal of Black Studies, vol. 48, no. 7, 2017, pp. 639–650.


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