Subverting Racism and Suppression as Epitomised in Chimamamda Ngozi Adichieís Americanah

  • P.MICHAEL AROKIASAMY et al.

Abstract

It is shocking to know that even the contemporary society of 21st century witnesses discrimination, suppression and dehumanization on the basis of race. A Nigerian novelist, non-fiction and short story writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie painfully portrays the racial discrimination in her novel Americanah. Although racism is not a central theme of the novel, yet the issue of race is prevalent in subtle forms throughout the novel. Adichie, while exploring the idea of racial discrimination in her fictional depiction intelligently suggests ways to overcome the racist suppression and discrimination through Ifemelu, Obinze, Curt, aunty Uju and her son Dike, the main characters of the novel. This article is therefore an attempt to address the issue of racial suppression and discrimination and put forward ways to overcome such powers in the light of Adichies Americanah.

 

Published
2019-11-15
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Articles