A Literary Analysis Of By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Essays

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A literary analysis provides a better insight into explaining a book, its author, or the context involved in the story. A literary analysis poses an interpretive question and an answer to it which requires the writer to think critically about the story and what the author is trying to say. It also provides a way for readers to look at the story differently. Mike Peed is successful in discussing his analysis of Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie through his work “Realities of Race.” Peed discusses a few different ideas to support his interpretive question and even draws on his own insight to provide a perspective of the story.
Interpretive Question Within Mike Peed’s first paragraph he states a question that many people, mostly Americans, do not consider. He asks, “What’s the difference between an African-American and an American-African?”(Peed). This question may seem obvious to some, but to others it serves to provide a deeper understanding of the background of the text. Those who define themselves as either African-American or American-African could probably tell you exactly what they think the difference is in the two. However, someone who is not educated in the differences may not understand Americanah as clearly as they might if they were to understand the differences which is why Peed chooses to analyze the text through that perspective.
Thesis
The author clearly defines what he thinks the difference between a person who is categorized as either an…

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