The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi

The Death of Vivek Oji

Akwaeke Emezi

fiction contemporary lgbtqia+ challenging emotional reflective medium-paced

256 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 92%
sad 77%
reflective 52%
challenging 46%
dark 40%
mysterious 23%
tense 20%
hopeful 9%
inspiring 9%
informative 4%
adventurous 1%
funny 0%
lighthearted 0%
relaxing 0%

Pace

medium 64%
fast 19%
slow 15%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 66% | A mix: 30% | Plot: 3% | N/A: 0%

Strong character development?

Yes: 78% | It's complicated: 18% | No: 3% | N/A: 0%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 56% | It's complicated: 39% | No: 3% | N/A: 0%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 96% | It's complicated: 1% | No: 1% | N/A: 0%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 66% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 7% | N/A: 0%

Average rating

4.28