interpret and analyze these quotes from the book Americanah
“American pollsters ask white and black people if racism is over. White people in general say it is over and black people in general say it is not. Funny indeed” (429).
“There are so many young women in Lagos with Unknown Sources of Wealth. They live lives they can’t afford. […] One of them is my friend, a beautiful, brilliant woman who works in advertising. She lives on The Island and is dating a big man banker. I worry that she will end up like many women in Lagos who define their lives by men they can never truly have, crippled by their culture of dependence, with desperation in their eyes and designer handbags on their wrists. (Adichie, 422)