Currently Reading: Americanah

Brief blog update: There were some personal stories on here, which I’ve decided to remove/make private for the time being. 

    The schedule will be floppy for awhile until I figure out what works for me to maintain.

    Onward ho! The book I’m currently working through is Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. I’m less than 50 pages in, but it’s really interesting so far. It’s told from two perspectives: Ifemelu, a young Nigerian woman living in the States, and Obinze, her ex-lover who still lives in Nigeria. Chapters from both perspectives are in 3rd person, which I appreciate. I find it much easier to follow a 3rd person narrative with multiple perspectives than a 1st person one.

    One of the main reasons I love it so much, so early on, is that it’s already made me learn 2 new words! I have a pretty wide vocabulary, so it’s rare that I have to look words up while reading a novel, let alone 2 in the span of a chapter. (The words are recalcitrant and propinquity, if you were wondering.) 

    I’m proctoring state tests for the next two and a half weeks, which should mean lots of reading time! I can’t wait to get a little deeper into Adichie’s beautiful writing in Americanah.