Discussion of Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Americanah is the first book I’ve read about a immigrant coming to America and returning home. Ifemelu becomes Americanized and even interracially dates.  The story is unfamiliar because I don’t ready many stories about immigrants. Ifemelu’s blog about race relations is hilarious because she exists in a world that is unapologetically Nigerian and not black, but in America it is often about your color whether you accept it or not.

Ifemelu and other Nigerians adore American and European culture. They read American novels and people want to send their children to British and French schools, but so many of the characters want to return to Nigeria after staying abroad. Ifemelu even achieves success in America and still finds something lacking. In reality the immigrants are looking for the American dream, but once they have it they return home because it wasn’t what they really wanted.

Americanah is a great dive into an immigrant world and the dangers and changes they face becoming American.

Embraced by the Light Discussion

Chapter 2

So the Book by Betty J. Eadie details her experiences with Near Death Experiences. It appears that she details more than one. One is as a child and it is very short. She has another NDE at an older age and she talks to God. She asks a lot of questions. Do people have that much time to ask so many questions in a NDE?

Chapter 3

Betty has so many questions to ask. Her curiosity comes in handy even though in life it burdens some of her family members. It seems like God loves everything about her. So many NDE’s talk about a feeling unconditional love.

The communication in NDE’s that Betty Eadie describes is telepathic and empathic. You can see and feel thoughts. Betty can communicate without a word coming out of her mouth.  In NDE’s many people do not have brain function , but their communication and intelligence surpasses anything that they have experienced in their lives.