Home Is Not a Country by Safia Elhillo

Home Is Not a Country

Safia Elhillo

fiction contemporary poetry young adult emotional reflective medium-paced

224 pages | first published 2021

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From the acclaimed poet featured on Forbes Africa’s “30 Under 30” list, this powerful novel-in-verse captures one girl, caught between cultures, on an unexpected journey to face the ephemeral girl she might have been. Woven through with moments of...
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Summary of 586 reviews

Moods

emotional 91%
reflective 75%
hopeful 39%
sad 36%
inspiring 26%
challenging 19%
mysterious 19%
dark 17%
adventurous 9%
tense 9%
informative 5%
funny 3%

Pace

medium 51%
fast 36%
slow 11%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 76% | A mix: 20% | Plot: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 90% | It's complicated: 8%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 77% | It's complicated: 17% | No: 3% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 91% | No: 4% | It's complicated: 2% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 79% | It's complicated: 13% | No: 6%

Average rating

4.28

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