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On the way home, Kosi finds out that Obinze didn’t eat much at the party.Obinze thinks about Marie, the “housegirl” (41) who will cook something for him at home.

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Ifemelu gets off the train and waits for a taxi, hoping the driver is not from Nigeria.The driver drops her at the hair salon where three women are braiding hair to the sound of a Nigerian film playing loudly on a small TV in the corner.Aisha asks Ifemelu how long she has been in the United States, which Ifemelu first tries to ignore by thinking again of her cousin Dike but finally answers, lying, that she has been there for fifteen years.Aisha, like Ifemelu’s aunt, seems shocked that Ifemelu would choose to return home, but Ifemelu lies to her like she has to her parents, saying that she is going back to get married.Her Aunt Uju believed it foolish while her friend Rayinudo, who she had kept in touch with and who told her about her ex-boyfriend Obinze’s current life with a wife and a child, welcomed her back.

When Aisha finds out that Ifemelu is Igbo, she tells her that she has two Igbo boyfriends who have been telling her that Igbo people can only marry one another.Ifemelu narrates that she liked the “affluent ease” (3) of the university town, but “she did not like that she had to go to Trenton,” a less affluent city nearby, “to braid her hair” (3).While Ifemelu waits for the train to take her to Trenton, she sees an white, adult American man, likely a professor, eating an ice cream cone and thinks about how she could strike up a conversation with him to create material for her anonymous blog “Raceteenth or Various Observations About American Blacks (Those Formerly Known as Negroes) by a Non-American Black.” She muses about other strangers she has told this to, either for the shock value or because she thinks they will understand, and about some surprises this has created: a white man with dreadlocks who suggested that nowadays race is “overhyped” (4) and that society should really focus more on socioeconomics, while an older white man spoke to her about the strange treatment he and his wife received after adopting a black child.In his office, Marie brings him food as he writes his response email to Ifemelu, carefully leaving out any mention of his wife.It should be noted that Adichie uses the terms “America” and “United States” interchangeably in a way that is widespread in the United States and elsewhere but not truly correct.As his cousin Nneoma instructed him, “Lagos is about hustling” (28).