The representation of women and people of color is crucial to our world. It seems that far too often we get shafted or put on the back burner. There are so many things that women and people of color have to offer and it happens way too much that we don’t get the opportunity to share those things. We are a crucial part of society because we have different ideas, goals and ideals than men that are important in a functioning society. Women and people of color just have an overall different outlook on life than a lot of men do.
Americanah does a good job of making people of color and women a strong and crucial part of the book. They represent them as independent individuals who are able to be independant and do things for themselves. I think it is important that they do this because it is inspiring to other women who pick up the novel. It makes them feel like they can do anything.