Adichie’s Americanah Finds a Second Life on the Internets!

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie & Ms. Meltingpot in 2013
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie & Ms. Meltingpot in 2013
Hello Meltingpot Readers,

I think all of you know that I’m a huge Chimamanda Adichie fan, especially after having the chance to meet her in person last year while she was in Philly for a reading from her latest novel, Americanah. And truth be told, I love her as much as I love her books.

So, of course I was only too thrilled to see that I don’t have to wait for her next book to be released to satisfy my craving for new content from her. She’s started a blog, or rather, the main character from Americnah, Ifemelu started a blog, The Small Redemptions of Lagos. Written by Adichie, but in the voice/character of Ifemelu, the blog is a continuation of where Americanah left off and covers contemporary issues in Nigeria today, like the Ebola virus. It’s really a cool concept. I suggest you check it out if you’re as much of an Adichie fangirl as I am.

Let me know what you think. I’m so listening.


P.S. Did you know Lupita Nyong’o is reportedly turning Americanah into a film in which she will star? Be still my brown girl heart.!

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2 Thoughts to “Adichie’s Americanah Finds a Second Life on the Internets!”

  1. Ms. Meltingpot

    Aww thanks, Cyretha. It feels good to be back. And to be missed. I’m feeling a Sally Field moment coming on.

  2. Cyretha

    Welcome back!!!! You were missed!! I did catch a few messages from Tumblr. I love that hotel in Cascais. Thanks for the for the Adichie link. I did not know about it. I will check it out.

    Looking forward to another year of good discussions.

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