Americanah - Part 5: Chapter 42 and Part 6: Chapter 43 Summary & Analysis

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Chapter 42 is set in the present time with Obinze eagerly waiting for Ifemelu’s return to Nigeria. It’s been an unusually long time between her emails and Obinze worries that she may have changed her mind. Since they’ve reestablished communication, Obinze has written Ifemelu many emails detailing his life, including the death of his mother. Ifemelu had replied quickly to the email about his mother and said she had sometimes wished Obinze’s mother were her own. Ifemelu had asked for his phone number, but hadn’t called. Obinze had been certain she still had feelings for him since she’d felt so strongly about his mother. Obinze’s last email had expressed his feelings for Ifemelu, but he regretted it after sending it. Ifemelu finally emails back and explains that Dike tried to commit suicide and she...

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