fiction contemporary literary reflective slow-paced

477 pages | first published 2013

Description

From the award-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun, a powerful story of love, race and identity.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...
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Moods

reflective 79%
emotional 73%
informative 36%
challenging 32%
hopeful 30%
inspiring 28%
funny 27%
sad 14%
adventurous 12%
lighthearted 5%
dark 4%
tense 4%
relaxing 2%

Pace

medium 56%
slow 39%
fast 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 82% | A mix: 16% | Plot: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 89% | It's complicated: 6% | No: 3% | N/A: 0%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 69% | It's complicated: 24% | No: 6% | N/A: 0%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 93% | No: 3% | It's complicated: 2% | N/A: 0%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 63% | It's complicated: 18% | No: 14% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

4.35