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Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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This post will go into great detail about some of the characters in the book, their motives and such, but not any plot developments. I wouldn't call any of my observations spoilers as such; but the post would probably be more interesting to someone who has read the book.

"If you don’t understand, ask questions. If you’re uncomfortable about asking questions, say you are uncomfortable about asking questions and then ask anyway. It’s easy to tell when a question is coming from a good place. Then listen some more. Sometimes people just want to feel heard. Here’s to possibilities of friendship and connection and understanding."
- an extract from the blog "Raceteenth Or Various Observations About American Blacks (Those Formerly Known as Negroes) by a Non-American Black", featured in this book.
It is impossible to start this post without linking to the Danger of A Single Story TED Talkby Adichie which, even after watching it a zillion times over, doesn't fail to …