From the very beginning of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel Americanah—when Ifemelu’s story begins in a flashback while she’s having her hair braided—the imbued symbolism of hair is a key element in the book. And as a personal expression of identity it’s something every reader, and certainly every woman, can relate to. In recognition—and celebration—of that fact, we’re pleased to share a series of original drawings that were created for the hardcover publication. Paired with quotes from the author and references to the novel, these pieces are a beautiful compliment Adichie’s work. We hope you enjoy them and share as part of the discussion with your reading group.