The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi

The Death of Vivek Oji

Akwaeke Emezi

fiction contemporary lgbtqia+ literary emotional reflective sad medium-paced

248 pages | first published 2020

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What does it mean for a family to lose a child they never really knew? One afternoon, in a town in southeastern Nigeria, a mother opens her front door to discover her son's body, wrapped in colorful fabric, at her feet. What follows is the tumu...
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Moods

emotional 91%
sad 79%
reflective 53%
challenging 42%
dark 40%
mysterious 22%
tense 21%
inspiring 9%
hopeful 8%
informative 3%
adventurous 1%

Pace

medium 66%
fast 19%
slow 14%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 66% | A mix: 29% | Plot: 3%

Strong character development?

Yes: 78% | It's complicated: 17% | No: 3%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 62% | It's complicated: 33% | No: 3%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 96% | It's complicated: 1% | N/A: 1% | No: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 61% | It's complicated: 27% | No: 9% | N/A: 1%

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