While the Fourth of July is a celebrated day of time off

While the Fourth of July is a celebrated day of time off

7/4/2021, 11:38:13 PM
While the Fourth of July is a celebrated day of time off work, sales, and pool parties, it can be quite estranging for those who struggle with their identity of nationality or feel unseen/ unheard/ undervalued in this country. So for those of you who can relate to that or feel sympathy and would like to empathize, I recommend reading Americanah. I read this book for the first time 4 years ago and have since used it in numerous college papers, recommended to almost everyone I know, and reread it more times than I can count. This #ownvoices novel follows Ifemelu, a girl who grew up in Nigeria and comes to America and discovers the culture shocks of being black in this country. Ifemelu discovers herself through the cultural and internalized scrutiny of her nationality, her skin, and her gender. While she emerges in this adventurous and brave journey, she sees both the light and the darkness of the Western lense and American culture. While I was born and raised in this country, as a black woman I felt so connected to Ifemelu’s journey and point of view. I HIGHLY recommend this book regardless of your personal identity. It’s full of pain, strength, heartbreak, and so much hope. #ownvoicesreviews #fourthofjuly #americanah #book #books #bookstagram #read #reading #ilovereading #bibliophile #booklover #bookblog #bookblogger #bookish #vscocam #vscobooks #bookphotography #booknerd #bookworm #bookaddict #igreads #reads #reader #vscophile #vscobooks #bookporn #instareads

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