Darlene W. Americanah Post 1

“‘I. Need. You. To. Fill. Out. A. Couple. Of. Forms. Do. You. Understand. How. To. Fill. These. Out?’ and she realized that Cristina Tomas was speaking like that because of her, her foreign accent, and she felt for a moment like a small child, lazy-limned and drooling.” (Adichie, 163) I chose this quote because it […]

Exit West: Unstructured Blog Post

Natalie A. I have decided to go ahead and write an unstructured blog post for Exit West, even though it has been awhile since we finished the book. I like how Hamid used doors as access points between countries instead of something else. Doors have always symbolized a transition in between worlds in fiction, like […]

John S. – Lying and Perception

This is a structured blog entry (#4) for March 22 2020. It is responding to Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. ‘“I’m also going back to see my man,’ Ifemelu said, surprising herself. My man. How easy it is to lie to strangers, to create with strangers the versions of our lives that we have imagined” […]