Americanah - Part 4: Chapters 31-35 Summary & Analysis

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Chapter 31 shifts back to Ifemelu’s past. She has just broken up with Curt after having cheated on him with a man who lives in her apartment complex. She tells Ginika the relationship just didn’t feel right. Ifemelu tries to reconcile with Curt, but he will not talk to her. She finally accepts the end of the relationship and thinks there must be something wrong with her. She feels like she doesn’t completely know herself.

Years later, when she is dating Blaine, she attends a dinner party with him. One Haitian woman says she once dated a white man and race was never an issue. Ifemelu tells the woman that is not true and that she only said it because she wishes it were true. Ifemelu says that race doesn’t matter when two people who love each other are...

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