I See Myself

I looked in the mirror and saw myself as you see me

Really saw myself

Americanah (Part I)

Americanah is a story of love, culture shock, transition and transformation, discovery and adaptation, and finally race and hair. The latter two fascinate me because they also seem to be what Adichie really wants to talk about, subtly touches on but often does not return to.

OMG! Your Hair Is So Cute!

“Your hair is so cute!” she squeals. I tense up. “I like your hair! How did they do it? I mean is it like just twisted?” I nod as I slowly close my book and raise my head to meet her face. I already knew she was white. I had spied her when I sat…