Home Is Not a Country by Safia Elhillo

Home Is Not a Country

Safia Elhillo

224 pages first pub 2021 (editions)

fiction contemporary poetry young adult emotional reflective medium-paced

Description

From the acclaimed poet featured on Forbes Africa’s “30 Under 30” list, this powerful novel-in-verse captures one girl, caught between cultures, on an unexpected journey to face the ephemeral girl she might have been. Woven through with moments of...

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Community Reviews Summary of 754 reviews

Moods

emotional 91%
reflective 76%
hopeful 39%
sad 36%
inspiring 25%
challenging 19%
mysterious 17%
dark 16%
adventurous 11%
tense 8%
informative 5%
funny 2%

Pace

medium 48%
fast 38%
slow 12%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 75% | A mix: 20% | Plot: 2% | N/A: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 90% | It's complicated: 7% | N/A: 1% | No: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 78% | It's complicated: 15% | No: 3% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 87% | No: 7% | It's complicated: 3% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 77% | It's complicated: 14% | No: 6% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.26

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