To call this novel original doesn’t do justice to such a phantasmagoric work of art.
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The series is exceptional because it features a predominantly female cast who exist in a micro-universe of woman-centredness. But that's not the only boundary it breaks.
There's a reason why Ta-Nehisi Coates is currently one of the most high-profile commentators on race in the United States.