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288 pages | first published 1979

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The visionary author's masterpiece pulls us--along with her Black female hero--through time to face the horrors of slavery and explore the impacts of racism, sexism, and white supremacy then and now. Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her ...
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Summary of 13703 reviews

Moods

dark 73%
emotional 69%
tense 62%
challenging 54%
reflective 42%
sad 41%
adventurous 37%
informative 22%
mysterious 16%
inspiring 5%
hopeful 3%

Pace

medium 61%
fast 32%
slow 5%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 55% | Character: 27% | Plot: 17%

Strong character development?

Yes: 66% | It's complicated: 26% | No: 6%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 68% | Yes: 20% | No: 10%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 91% | It's complicated: 6% | No: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 58% | It's complicated: 20% | No: 19% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.37

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