The Resource The minister primarily : a novel, John Oliver Killens ; [foreword by Ishmael Reed]

The minister primarily : a novel, John Oliver Killens ; [foreword by Ishmael Reed]

Label
The minister primarily : a novel
Title
The minister primarily
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
John Oliver Killens ; [foreword by Ishmael Reed]
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A major literary event-the eagerly anticipated publication of a long-lost novel from legendary writer and three-time Pulitzer Prize nominee John Oliver Killens, hailed as the founding father of the Black Arts Movement and mentor to celebrated writers, including Maya Angelou, Nikki Giovanni, Arthur Flowers, and Terry McMillan. Wanderlust has taken Jimmy Jay Leander Johnson on numerous adventures, from Mississippi to Washington D.C., Vietnam, London and eventually to Africa, to the fictitious Independent People's Democratic Republic of Guanaya, where the young musician hopes to "find himself." But this small sliver of a country in West Africa, recently freed from British colonial rule, is thrown into turmoil with the discovery of cobanium-a radioactive mineral 500 times more powerful than uranium, making it irresistible for greedy speculators, grifters, and charlatans. Overnight, outsiders descend upon the sleepy capital city looking for "a piece of the action." When a plot to assassinate Guanaya's leader is discovered, Jimmy Jay-a dead ringer for the Prime Minister-is enlisted in a counter scheme to foil the would-be coup. He will travel to America with half of Guanaya's cabinet ministers to meet with President Ronald Reagan and address the UN General Assembly, while the rest of the cabinet will remain in Guanaya with the real Prime Minister. What could go wrong? Everything
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10965218
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1916-1987
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Killens, John Oliver
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Reed, Ishmael
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Reagan, Ronald
  • Prime ministers
  • Musicians, Black
  • Mistaken identity
  • Attempted assassination
  • Nineteen eighties
  • Africa, West
  • Washington (D.C.)
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/relation/writerofforeword
a0-TPM31q24
Label
The minister primarily : a novel, John Oliver Killens ; [foreword by Ishmael Reed]
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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
xxv, 464 pages
Isbn
9780063079595
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The minister primarily : a novel, John Oliver Killens ; [foreword by Ishmael Reed]
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
xxv, 464 pages
Isbn
9780063079595
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print

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