Afrika is more than just a continent to this protagonist-it's her name. It's her birthright. It's the way that the outsiders see her when they look at her. She's not "black," but she's not "white" either. She encompasses everything, and as such, she is excluded from everything. To the norm, Afrika blocks the flow of the natural. She stands in the way of their idea of the "other." She is her own subgroup. As her search for acceptance in life takes her down the unbeaten path, she realizes that what she needs is to not assimilate but to stand out.
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I like the idea of a bunch of short stories that all tie together and come together at the end. It's easy to read and I know I can read one story and come back to it and pick up where I left off Plus, the book does have a good message about not always having to fit in. Sometimes it's the difference that makes it great. I like that. There are times in the book where it gets a little upsetting and I was like WHOA! But there are a lot of funny instances as well to counterbalance. Not bad for a first novel.