Americanah - Part 7: Chapters 44-48 Summary & Analysis

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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In Chapter 44, Ifemelu returns to Lagos, Nigeria. She is struck by how dirty and rundown it is and how rude the people are. Rayinudo teases her about being an Americanah and says that if she at least spoke with an American accent, they could forgive her for complaining. Ranyinudo is dating a married executive named Don who helps her pay for an apartment. She tells Ifemelu she’s been asking Don to buy her a jeep. For some time now. When Ranyinudo turns off the generator for the night, Ifemelu complains about the heat and humidity.

At the beginning of Chapter 45, Ifemelu is looking for a job. She applies for a job at a women’s magazine called Zoe. When she meets the owner of the magazine, the woman insists her employees call her Aunty Onenu. Aunty Onenu hires Ifemelu and invites...

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