Americanah by Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie is a work of fiction based on real life. There are several themes running throughout the novel: Race and Racism, Identity, Cultural Criticism, Romantic Love, Separation vs Connection. The characters are from Nigeria and are complex and well developed. They come to America and the reader struggles with them as they make their way through life. Many preconceived ideas regarding race in America from an African viewpoint are tested and challenged.