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- Full Title: Americanah
- When Published: 2013
- Literary Period: Contemporary Literature, Political Fiction
- Genre: Fiction
- Setting: Nigeria, America, England
- Climax: Dike’s suicide attempt
- Point of View: Third person limited, following Ifemelu and Obinze
Chinua Achebe. The great Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe was one of Adichie’s most important inspirations and influences, and when she was a child Adichie’s family even lived in Achebe’s former house.
Feminism. In 2012 Adichie gave a TED talk titled “We Should All Be Feminists,” discussing the problems with gender roles. Part of this talk was later sampled in Beyoncé’s song “Flawless.”