The Resource New York, my village : a novel, Uwem Akpan

New York, my village : a novel, Uwem Akpan

Label
New York, my village : a novel
Title
New York, my village
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Uwem Akpan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A daring first novel in the great picaresque tradition--both buoyant comedy and devastating satire--by the author of the best-selling story collection Say You're One of Them. Ekong Udousoro is a Nigerian editor undertaking a reckoning with the brutal recent history of his homeland by curating a collection of stories about the Biafran War. He is thrilled when a publishing fellowship gives him the opportunity to continue his work in Manhattan while learning the ins and outs of publishing. But while his sophisticated colleagues meet him with kindness and hospitality, he is soon exposed to the industry's colder, ruthlessly commercial underbelly, boorish and hostile neighbors, and--beneath a superficial cosmopolitanism--a bedrock of white cultural superiority and racist assumptions about Africa, its peoples, and worst of all, its food. Haunted by the devasting darkness of civil war and searingly observant about the myriad ways that tribalism defines life everywhere from the villages of Africa to the villages within New York City, New York, My Village is nevertheless full of heart, hilarity, and hope"--Provided by publisher
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
11008113
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Akpan, Uwem
Dewey number
823/.92
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nigerians
  • Publishers and publishing
  • Africans
  • African diaspora
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a novel
Label
New York, my village : a novel, Uwem Akpan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
404 pages
Isbn
9780393881424
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2021022378
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1233267039
Label
New York, my village : a novel, Uwem Akpan
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
404 pages
Isbn
9780393881424
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2021022378
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1233267039

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