Identicalness between Race and Gender in Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: A Study


  • M.Robert Chandran
  • C. Govindaraj



Racism, Gender, Immigrants, Women’s Identity


Adichie shows the hardships African immigrants face when it comes to adapting to and acclimatizing in Americanah. People who move into an environment that conditions their lives by their "race" no longer see themselves as black. As a result, Adichie explores the fact that people differ in many ways based on their skin color and birthplace when discussing the topic of “race” in America. The contemporary novel Americanah introduces a new generation of African immigrants - Afropolitans in its depth exploration of the struggles of a African immigrants in the United States. Nigerian immigrant Ifemelu lives in the United States, who is seeking academic
enrichment at university. While she faces multiple challenges, she develops her self-image as a woman and as a black person. There are two affecting factors: Race and Gender, which cannot be considered separately. Throughout this study, the indissolubility of race and gender is explored as a serious concern to female African immigrants in the U.S. In identifying the most substantial factors contributing to the oppression of African female immigrants, the protagonist's relationships with Curt, Blaine, and Obinze can be used as reflected by stereotypes, racism, and male dominance. In addition to providing insight into the perspectives of immigrant women, In Americanah, gender and race are examines the chance to look at the inextricable connection between race and gender, which unfairly relegates black women to the lowest social strata.