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The Resource An orchestra of minorities : a novel, Chigozie Obioma

An orchestra of minorities : a novel, Chigozie Obioma

Label
An orchestra of minorities : a novel
Title
An orchestra of minorities
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Chigozie Obioma
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A contemporary twist on the Odyssey, An Orchestra of Minorities is narrated by the chi, or spirit of a young poultry farmer named Chinonso. His life is set off course when he sees a woman who is about to jump off a bridge. Horrified by her recklessness, he hurls two of his prized chickens off the bridge. The woman, Ndali, is stopped in her tracks. Chinonso and Ndali fall in love but she is from an educated and wealthy family. When her family objects to the union on the grounds that he is not her social equal, he sells most of his possessions to attend college in Cyprus. But when he arrives in Cyprus, he discovers that he has been utterly duped by the young Nigerian who has made the arrangements for him. Penniless, homeless, we watch as he gets further and further away from his dream and from home."--Publisher's description
Summary
Spanning continents, traversing the earth and cosmic spaces, and told by a narrator who has lived for hundreds of years, the novel is a contemporary twist of Homer's Odyssey. Written in the mythic style of the Igbo literary tradition, Chigozie Obioma weaves a heart-wrenching epic about destiny and determination
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10748853
Cataloging source
TOH
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1986-
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Obioma, Chigozie
Dewey number
813.6
Illustrations
charts
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9387.9.O2756
LC item number
O73 2019
Literary form
fiction
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Homer
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True
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  • Farmers
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Nigeria
Target audience
adult
Label
An orchestra of minorities : a novel, Chigozie Obioma
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
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
448 pages
Isbn
9780316412391
Lccn
2017963934
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
charts
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1055265833
  • (OCoLC)on1055265833
  • 607731
Label
An orchestra of minorities : a novel, Chigozie Obioma
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
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
448 pages
Isbn
9780316412391
Lccn
2017963934
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
charts
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1055265833
  • (OCoLC)on1055265833
  • 607731

Library Locations

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