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The Black Ball, by Ralph Ellison

safaracathasa's review

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4.0

The Black Ball ini terdiri dari beberapa cerpen pendek, semuanya membahas tentang kasus rasisme terhadap orang kulit hitam. Masalah yang diangkat mulai dari child-labor hingga akses terbatas pada pendidikan orang kulit hitam. Orang yang dianggap pintar akan diincar dan dianggap membahayakan.

Sungguh, membaca Penguin Modern edisi ini banyak membantu untuk semakin mengenal penulis dengan latar yang lebih diverse.

itsellen's review

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3.0

3.5.
This is a collection of 4 short stories, with the first two rating 3 and the latter rating 4 from me.

There’s such resilience but also resignation in these stories of race. They were heartbreaking and beautiful and I’m glad to have read them.

aislate's review

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emotional reflective sad medium-paced

4.0

sassylk's review

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inspiring reflective sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.0

katejeffrie's review

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challenging dark informative sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.5

cardigan06's review

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reflective medium-paced

3.0

fikomiana's review

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3.5

Short and sweet, precise prose and acute descriptions. The first short story is incredible and the last one is very good too. I would read more Ellison for sure.

mahidesai's review

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3.0

It touched on many important topics such as prejudice and discrimination in society but had little depth in terms of plot and character development.

carlota_fb's review

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emotional inspiring reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0

paperrcuts's review

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4.0

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