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‘Americanah’ by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

In an early scene in “Americanah,” the protagonist, Ifemelu, questions her boyfriend’s taste in literature. Brett, an academic, favors “novels written by young and youngish men and packed with things, a fascinating, confounding accumulation of brands and music and comic books and icons, with emotions skimmed over, and each sentence stylishly aware of its own stylishness.”

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