Americanah - Part 2: Chapters 17-22 Summary & Analysis

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Part 2: Chapters 17-22

In Chapter 17, Ifemelu decides to stop faking an American accent after taking a telemarketer’s comment that she sounds American as a compliment. She speaks without the fake accent for the first time when taking a train to Aunty Uju’s house. While on the train she meets a Black American man named Blaine and they spend the trip talking. Blaine gives Ifemelu his phone number, but he never returns her calls.

When Ifemelu arrives at Aunty Uju’s house, Uju does nothing but complain. She is being treated badly because of her race and she says Bartholomew is hardly ever home. Dike seems sad and while he and Ifemelu play soccer he tells her that his camp counselor refused to give him sunscreen because the counselor thought he didn’t need it because of his dark skin. He...

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