Americanah - A review and some thougts

Americanah is the story of Ifemelu and Obinze, two Nigerians in how they navigate the modernization of their own country while experiencing diasporas in the most Western worlds of England and America. While it is far more depth in Ifemelu's time in America, it highlights a great deal of Nigeria, England and the spaces in between frequently. To extrapolate on each: the American segment deals primarily with Ifemelu's comprehension of Blackness versus African in America. Obinze's time in England serves to express the world of the expat in general. Meanwhile, all the Nigeria segments both showcase and critique the increasing Westernization of one of the most modern countries in the world. 

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Travelblog: Malaysia - Kuala Lumpur and Penang

Malaysia is a considerable melting pot with a variety strong and not so strong aspects to it. There are several ethnic groups and religions all converging in the region Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam and Christianity. While the country is predominantly Muslim, yes there are East Asian devout Muslims here, it has worked hard to bring about acceptance. From a tumultuous background, all of these religions and ethnic enclaves (Indian, Arab, Chinese and Malay) found a way to get along. As such, you have a modern melting pot that the US strives for.

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