Tribulations Faced by Women Characters Migration in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah


  • A.Sidhiga Shafrin PG & Research Department of English, Jamal Mohamed College (Autonomous),Tiruchirappalli – 620020
  • A.Famitha Banu PG & Research Department of English, Jamal Mohamed College (Autonomous),Tiruchirappalli – 620020


Migration, Race, Identity, Immigrant Experience And Cultural Identity.


Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a Nigerian Writer whose works include novels, short stories and nonfiction. She was influenced by the writings of Chinua Achebe, Buchi Emecheta, Enid Blyton, Camara Laye. One of her popular novels Americanah (2013) in which the protagonist Iflemelu plays a vital role in her portrayal of identity, race, and love. Americanah is an exploration of the intersections between race, identity and love. The novel explores into the life of Iflemelu a Nigerian woman who immigrate to the United States where she struggles with issues of race and identity. The author skillfully addresses the difficulty of race and identity, shedding light on immigrant experience and the challenges faced by them.


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