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�The plot feels like an excuse”: New York Times review of Chimamanda’s ‘Americanah’

And �Americanah” comes dangerously close to the �exaggerated histrionics” and �improbable plots” that she ascribes to Nigerian, or Nollywood, films. When readers of �Americanah” first meet its Nigerian-born heroine, Ifemelu, she has come a long way in life. She holds a fellowship at Princeton. She is �the absolute love of ...

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