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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie occupies an undisputed position as a globally acknowledged new generation African writer. She has marveled in the field of fiction and non- fictional writings which bring her international fame. Being published in 2013, Americanah is her third novel which has won National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction. The editors, New York Times Book Review have chosen the novel as one of the best 10 books of the year 2013. The novel Americanah highlights the ways Adichie reclaims the identity and subjectivity of African natives irrespective of their acute poverty in a postcolonial society. Truly speaking, identity crisis is very much pivotal to any postcolonial society as it inherits varied economic, political, social, racial and cultural hierarchies due to colonialism and imperialism and racism. Adichie challenges the so-called beliefs regarding immigration and the immigrants’ transcultural experiences in America.

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Chaudhary, D. N., & Rahaman, S. A. H. (2019). Postcolonial Mimicry in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah. History Research Journal, 5(6), 1415-1420. Retrieved from