The Resource An orchestra of minorities, Chigozie Obioma

An orchestra of minorities, Chigozie Obioma

Label
An orchestra of minorities
Title
An orchestra of minorities
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
Summary
In a contemporary twist of Homer's <I>The Odyssey</I>, a guardian spirit recounts the tragic story of a Nigerian poultry farmer who sacrifices everything for the wealthy woman he loves
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10748853
Cataloging source
BT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1986-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Obioma, Chigozie
Dewey number
813.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Homer
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Farmers
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Suicidal behavior
  • Social classes
  • Nigeria
  • Cyprus
Target audience
adult
Label
An orchestra of minorities, Chigozie Obioma
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
516 pages
Isbn
9780349143194
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
An orchestra of minorities, Chigozie Obioma
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
516 pages
Isbn
9780349143194
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print

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