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Best African and African diaspora books

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17,420 members, 307 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (1), Dilara86 (23)

Score: 5.83

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Dilara86 (23): African-American author

2
18,036 members, 393 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (2), Dilara86 (19)

Score: 5.28

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Dilara86 (19): Nigerian author

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18,883 members, 228 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (1)

Score: 4

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Dilara86 (1): French author (His paternal grandmother was a slave in Saint-Domingue/Haiti.)

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3,995 members, 59 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (2)

Score: 3.36

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Dilara86 (2): Russian author (His great-grandfather was Abram Gannibal, an African slave who became a Russian aristocrat.)

5
2,146 members, 37 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (3)

Score: 3.04

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Dilara86 (3): Nigerian author

6
554 members, 10 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (4)

Score: 2.83

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Dilara86 (4): French author from Martinique

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3,316 members, 71 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (5)

Score: 2.68

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Dilara86 (5): African-American author

8
2,253 members, 51 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (6)

Score: 2.56

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Dilara86 (6): African-American author

9
6,150 members, 181 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (7)

Score: 2.46

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Dilara86 (7): African-American author

10
107 members, 1 review
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (8)

Score: 2.38

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Dilara86 (8): French author from Guadeloupe

11
105 members, 3 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (9)

Score: 2.31

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Dilara86 (9): Cameroonian author

12
140 members, 6 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (10)

Score: 2.25

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Dilara86 (10): Canadian/Haitian author and member of the Académie française

13
1,156 members, 39 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (11)

Score: 2.2

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Dilara86 (11): Senegalese author

14
474 members, 7 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (12)

Score: 2.15

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Dilara86 (12): French author from Martinique

15
594 members, 3 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (13)

Score: 2.11

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Dilara86 (13): Guinean author

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320 members, 4 reviews
3.55 stars (3.55 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (14)

Score: 2.07

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Dilara86 (14): South-African author

17
302 members, 4 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (15)

Score: 2.03

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Dilara86 (15): Somali author

18
96 members, 0 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (16)

Score: 2

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Dilara86 (16): French author from Martinique

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619 members, 20 reviews
3.37 stars (3.37 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (17)

Score: 1.97

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Dilara86 (17): Guinean author

20
4,607 members, 61 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (18)

Score: 1.94

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Dilara86 (18): African-American author

21
22,100 members, 386 reviews
4.32 stars (4.32 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (20)

Score: 1.89

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Dilara86 (20): French author (His paternal grandmother was a slave in Saint-Domingue/Haiti.)

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866 members, 13 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (21)

Score: 1.87

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Dilara86 (21): Russian author (His great-grandfather was Abram Gannibal, an African slave who became a Russian aristocrat.)

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11,558 members, 204 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (22)

Score: 1.85

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Dilara86 (22): African-American author

24
1,020 members, 19 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (24)

Score: 1.81

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Dilara86 (24): Saint Lucian author

25
1,353 members, 29 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (25)

Score: 1.79

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Dilara86 (25): Antiguan-American author

26
282 members, 15 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (26)

Score: 1.77

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Dilara86 (26): Jamaican author

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716 members, 10 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (27)

Score: 1.76

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Dilara86 (27): French author from Guadeloupe

28
2,625 members, 62 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (28)

Score: 1.74

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Dilara86 (28): Haitian-American author

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16,934 members, 314 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (29)

Score: 1.72

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Dilara86 (29): African-American author

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65 members, 4 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (30)

Score: 1.71

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Dilara86 (30): French/Congolese author

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980 members, 10 reviews
3.51 stars (3.51 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (31)

Score: 1.7

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Dilara86 (31): British author born in what is now Nigeria (Igbo territory)

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7,907 members, 109 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (32)

Score: 1.68

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Dilara86 (32): African-American author

33
2,085 members, 72 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (33)

Score: 1.67

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Dilara86 (33): African-American author

34
3,491 members, 22 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (34)

Score: 1.66

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Dilara86 (34): French author from Martinique who took the Algerian nationality

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272 members, 5 reviews
3.57 stars (3.57 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (35)

Score: 1.65

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Dilara86 (35): Senegalese author

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139 members, 1 review
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (36)

Score: 1.63

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Dilara86 (36): Ivorian author

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603 members, 9 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (37)

Score: 1.62

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Dilara86 (37): Senegalese author

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127 members, 5 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (38)

Score: 1.61

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Dilara86 (38): Malian author

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288 members, 5 reviews
3.29 stars (3.29 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (39)

Score: 1.6

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Dilara86 (39): Nigerian author

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33 members, 0 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (40)

Score: 1.59

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Dilara86 (40): Senegalese author

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434 members, 2 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (41)

Score: 1.58

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Dilara86 (41): Ghanaian author

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1,409 members, 43 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (42)

Score: 1.57

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Dilara86 (42): Sudanese writer

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6,025 members, 280 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (43)

Score: 1.56

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Dilara86 (43): Nigerian author

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1,322 members, 19 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (44)

Score: 1.55

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Dilara86 (44): Nigerian author

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908 members, 39 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (45)

Score: 1.54

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Dilara86 (45): British author born in Nigeria

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807 members, 17 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (46)

Score: 1.54

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Dilara86 (46): Kenyan author

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83 members, 8 reviews
3.06 stars (3.06 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (48)

Score: 1.52

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Dilara86 (48): French-Djiboutian author

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17 members, 0 reviews
4.5 stars (4.5 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (49)

Score: 1.51

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Dilara86 (49): Haitian author

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1,142 members, 66 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (50)

Score: 1.5

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Dilara86 (50): African-American author

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3,598 members, 257 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (51)

Score: 1.5

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Dilara86 (51): African-American author

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1,537 members, 73 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (52)

Score: 1.49

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Dilara86 (52): African-American author

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808 members, 26 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (53)

Score: 1.48

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Dilara86 (53): Haitian-American author

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426 members, 25 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (54)

Score: 1.48

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Dilara86 (54): Angolan author

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1,318 members, 24 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (55)

Score: 1.47

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Dilara86 (55): African-American author

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258 members, 6 reviews
3.49 stars (3.49 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (56)

Score: 1.46

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Dilara86 (56): African-American author

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11 members, 2 reviews
5 stars (5 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (57)

Score: 1.46

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Dilara86 (57): French author (Senegalese father)

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565 members, 30 reviews
3.25 stars (3.25 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (58)

Score: 1.45

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Dilara86 (58): French author (Senegalese father)

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5 members, 1 review
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (59)

Score: 1.44

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146 members, 1 review
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (60)

Score: 1.44

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Dilara86 (60): Nigerian author

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91 members, 8 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (61)

Score: 1.43

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Dilara86 (61): Rwandan author

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162 members, 11 reviews
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (62)

Score: 1.43

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Dilara86 (62): Congolese author

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60 members, 2 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (63)

Score: 1.42

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Dilara86 (63): Congolese author

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2,138 members, 90 reviews
3.49 stars (3.49 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (64)

Score: 1.41

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Dilara86 (64): British author with a Jamaican mother and a white British father

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43 members, 4 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (65)

Score: 1.41

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Dilara86 (65): Kino-congolese author

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7 members, 0 reviews
2.75 stars (2.75 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (66)

Score: 1.4

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Dilara86 (66): Born in Belgium, Swiss mother, Gabonese father

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1,832 members, 95 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (67)

Score: 1.4

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Dilara86 (67): African-american of Nigerian descent

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11 members, 0 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (68)

Score: 1.39

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Dilara86 (68): Senegalese author

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286 members, 9 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (69)

Score: 1.39

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Dilara86 (69): French author with roots in Guadeloupe

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268 members, 9 reviews
3.49 stars (3.49 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (70)

Score: 1.38

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Dilara86 (70): Ghanaian author

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24 members, 0 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (71)

Score: 1.38

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Dilara86 (71): Malawian author

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13 members, 0 reviews
2.75 stars (2.75 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (72)

Score: 1.37

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Dilara86 (72): Ivorian (and possibly French) author

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142 members, 6 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (73)

Score: 1.37

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Dilara86 (73): Senegalese author

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1 member, 0 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (74)

Score: 1.36

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Dilara86 (74): Old Malian Empire

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108 members, 4 reviews
3.55 stars (3.55 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (75)

Score: 1.36

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225 members, 10 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (76)

Score: 1.36

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Dilara86 (76): Rwandan author

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5 members, 0 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (77)

Score: 1.35

77
3 members, 1 review
3 stars (3 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (78)

Score: 1.35

78
315 members, 5 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (79)

Score: 1.34

79
1 member, 0 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (80)

Score: 1.34

81
127 members, 2 reviews
4.5 stars (4.5 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (82)

Score: 1.33

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8,767 members, 217 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (83)

Score: 1.33

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Dilara86 (83): British author (Jamaican mother)

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43 members, 2 reviews
4.63 stars (4.63 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (84)

Score: 1.32

84
15 members, 2 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (85)

Score: 1.32

85
21 members, 3 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (86)

Score: 1.31

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Dilara86 (86): Author from Equatorial Guinea

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6,340 members, 270 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (87)

Score: 1.31

87
122 members, 3 reviews
3.41 stars (3.41 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (88)

Score: 1.31

88
14 members, 0 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (89)

Score: 1.3

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