fiction contemporary literary reflective slow-paced

477 pages | first published 2013

Description

Ifemelu and Obinze are young and in love when they depart military-ruled Nigeria for the West. Beautiful, self-assured Ifemelu heads for America, where despite her academic success, she is forced to grapple with what it means to be black for the f...
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Moods

reflective 80%
emotional 70%
informative 38%
challenging 31%
hopeful 29%
inspiring 29%
funny 24%
sad 15%
adventurous 11%
lighthearted 5%
tense 5%
dark 4%
relaxing 2%

Pace

medium 54%
slow 41%
fast 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 79% | A mix: 18% | Plot: 2%

Strong character development?

Yes: 87% | It's complicated: 8% | No: 4%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 69% | It's complicated: 22% | No: 7%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 93% | It's complicated: 3% | No: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 58% | It's complicated: 21% | No: 17% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

4.35