Bruce Springsteen fans will surely know “The Ghost of Tom Joad”. Tom Joad is the protagonist of John Steinback’s The Grapes of Wrath, a book that manages to stir the conscience by telling the troubled story of a poor peasant family in the United States of the 1930s.
For a long time, Chimamanda has been just a voice in a Beyonce song, then Americanah came. The difficulties of being a woman in a men’s world, and of feeling foreigners in one’s own home. Chimamanda spoke of herself but in reality a little of all of us in some phases of her life.