fiction historical challenging emotional reflective medium-paced

224 pages | first published 1988

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A modern classic in the African literary canon and voted in the Top Ten Africa's 100 Best Books of the 20th Century, this novel brings to the politics of decolonization theory the energy of women's rights. An extraordinarily well-crafted work, thi...
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Moods

reflective 83%
challenging 69%
emotional 67%
sad 37%
informative 29%
tense 20%
dark 19%
inspiring 14%
hopeful 12%
funny 9%
adventurous 8%
mysterious 2%

Pace

medium 64%
slow 31%
fast 3%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 72% | A mix: 24% | Plot: 2%

Strong character development?

Yes: 91% | It's complicated: 7% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 52% | It's complicated: 45% | No: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 74% | It's complicated: 11% | No: 10% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 61% | No: 19% | It's complicated: 17% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.01