6 Lessons From Americanah

For writers… One of the things that has made humans successful as a species is our ability to learn. We learn to walk, talk, run and write. Most of this by watching how others do it. Whatever your thoughts about Americanah might be, it is a book you can learn from; what works, and what […]

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Americanah: 7 Questions

It is hard to read a book like Americanah without having an opinion about it. We want to hear yours. Here, are 7 questions based on the book to help you express those opinions (yes, you have to read it to answer). As a good sport, I’ll answer first. P/S I can’t wait to read […]

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This Is How You Save Yourself

When you were 23 the suitors came in droves. Uko, the Americanah that wanted you to follow him to Huston. Anietie, the local one who owned a row of stores at the market and looked at you like he was inspecting a young nanny-goat. Michael, whose father tapped wine and lived in a small thatch […]

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