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The Resource Travelers : a novel, Helon Habila

Travelers : a novel, Helon Habila

Label
Travelers : a novel
Title
Travelers
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Helon Habila
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Award-winning author Helon Habila has been described as "a courageous tale teller with an uncompromising vision...a major talent" (Rawi Hage). His new novel Travelers is a life-changing encounter with those who have been uprooted by war or aspiration, fear or hope. A Nigerian graduate student who has made his home in America knows what it means to strike out for new shores. When his wife proposes that he accompany her to Berlin, where she has been awarded a prestigious arts fellowship, he has his reservations: "I knew every departure is a death, every return a rebirth. Most changes happen unplanned, and they always leave a scar." In Berlin, Habila's central character finds himself thrown into contact with a community of African immigrants and refugees whose lives previously seemed distant from his own, but to which he is increasingly drawn. The walls between his privileged, secure existence and the stories of these other Africans on the move soon crumble, and his sense of identity begins to dissolve as he finds that he can no longer separate himself from others' horrors, or from Africa. A lean, expansive, heart-rending exploration of loss and of connection, Travelers inscribes unforgettable signposts--both unsettling and luminous--marking the universal journey in pursuit of love and home
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10781466
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Habila, Helon
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Africans
  • Immigrants
  • Refugees
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Berlin (Germany)
Label
Travelers : a novel, Helon Habila
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
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 295 pages
Isbn
9780393239591
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2018059858
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1103323562
Label
Travelers : a novel, Helon Habila
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
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 295 pages
Isbn
9780393239591
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2018059858
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1103323562

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