|Plot Summary of Skin|
|"This is the story of a contemporary woman who traces her cross-continental family diaspora which originates with the Portuguese slave trade in India in the 17th century."
Margaret Mascarenhas, Resident Scholar
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|Review Analysis of Skin|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- 18th century
Inside culture (main char)
- Indian (Ghandi, not Sitting Bull)
- immigrant story
- visiting a culture in other country
- Being oppressed by outside culture
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Outside culture (society)
- African Black
If story of urban/rural...
- Small town life
Has magical powers?
Magical/mental powers of main character:
- can change shapes
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- Indian Indian
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- an above average amount
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 4 ()
Kind of Africa:
- Black Africa
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- descript of kissing
- actual description of hetero sex
- rape/molest (yeech!)
- a lot of flashback and forwards
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