Tail of the Blue Bird by Nii Ayikwei Parkes

Tail of the Blue Bird

Nii Ayikwei Parkes

fiction mystery adventurous informative mysterious fast-paced

176 pages | first published 2009

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Sonokrom, a village in the Ghanaian hinterland, has not changed for thousands of years. Here, the men and women speak the language of the forest, drink aphrodisiacs with their palm wine and walk alongside the spirits of their ancestors. The discov...
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mysterious 100%
reflective 75%
dark 62%
informative 50%
adventurous 25%
challenging 25%
inspiring 25%
tense 12%


medium 50%
fast 37%
slow 12%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 71% | Character: 14% | Plot: 14%

Strong character development?

No: 57% | It's complicated: 14% | N/A: 14% | Yes: 14%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 71% | Yes: 28%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 71% | No: 28%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 100%

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