Americanah is a novel about the immigrant experience in America. A Nigerian woman, Ifemelu, leaves her homeland for the US. She is separated from her boyfriend, Obinze, who ends up living illegally in the UK. Ifemelu has trouble getting established in America. This excerpt is about some of her experiences at college where she is studying soon after arriving in the US. "Woman in the Clouds" by Laura James, 2006

What Americans get wrong about Africa

Nigerian-born author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie describes coming to America for college and being floored by how little her classmates knew about Africa.

We should all be feminists

TED Talk by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie