Firstly, any journey that requires you to leave things as precious as family, homes, or other items, just so you are able to find your purpose on earth, will be extremely difficult. Additionally, you are going into unknown territory which causes you to doubt, and ultimately not be yourself. Just like in the book, Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, these refugees struggled a lot to find their identity as they were placed in an environment where the people and culture was much different. Identity is a critical theme discussed in the novel, as the plot follows after Ifemelu and Obinze growing up and seeking to find their purpose and a inner peace in America. As a result of their life circumstances, these two characters where unfortunately subjected to racial and nationalistic thoughts by the community around them. When they were young men, Ifemelu was a brilliant and blunt individual, and Obinze was quiet and keen, and as they grow up these qualities were often influenced by outside social powers. In America, Ifemelu must battle with her way of life as an American-African, or someone usually viewed as an outcast. Moreover, she manages by fighting against an American articulation and fixing her hair, which was apparently supposed to change people’s perception of her and offer her another way of life as an American. Also, she needs to take on a phony character or persona in order to search for work, as she only has an understudy visa. Later however, Ifemelu picks up certainty and comes to grasp her Nigerianness, even as she adjusts all the more effectively to American culture and discovers success there. She surrenders her American articulation and gives her hair a chance to develop normally, while in the meantime dating a rich white man and later winning an association to Princeton. This mix of social characters appears to be sound and common for Ifemelu, however it at that point implies that she decided to accommodate both sides, where she is neither completely American nor (when she returns home) entirely Nigerian: she is an “Americanah.” By and large the circumstances and portrayals of the novel demonstrate the many powers working upon the formation of somebody’s character: social, racial, and financial ones, and in addition individual will and inclination. Just like in the novel, these refugees have to adapt to their new lifestyle as the run away from home in pursuit of a better life.