fiction contemporary literary emotional reflective medium-paced

477 pages | first published 2013

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As teenagers in Lagos, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love. Their Nigeria is under military dictatorship, and people are fleeing the country if they can. The self-assured Ifemelu departs for America. There she suffers defeats and triumphs, finds and l...
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Summary of 23530 reviews

Moods

reflective 81%
emotional 67%
informative 39%
challenging 31%
inspiring 28%
hopeful 26%
funny 22%
sad 15%
adventurous 11%
tense 5%
dark 4%
lighthearted 4%
relaxing 3%

Pace

medium 51%
slow 43%
fast 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 78% | A mix: 18% | Plot: 2%

Strong character development?

Yes: 82% | It's complicated: 11% | No: 5%

Loveable characters?

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

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 92% | It's complicated: 3% | No: 2% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 55% | It's complicated: 23% | No: 18% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

4.34

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