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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
Set on the outskirts of Umuahia, Nigeria and narrated by a chi, or guardian spirit, AN ORCHESTRA OF MINORITIES tells the story of Chinonso, a young poultry farmer whose soul is ignited when he sees a woman attempting to jump from a highway bridge. Horrified by her recklessness, Chinonso joins her on the roadside and hurls two of his prized chickens into the water below to express the severity of such a fall. The woman, Ndali, is stopped her in her tracks. Bonded by this night on the bridge, Chinonso and Ndali fall in love. But Ndali is from a wealthy family and struggles to imagine a future near a chicken coop. When her family objects to the union because he is uneducated, Chinonso sells most of his possessions to attend a college in Cyprus. But when he arrives he discovers there is no place at the school for him, and that he has been utterly duped by the young Nigerian who has made the arrangements.. Penniless, homeless, and furious at a world which continues to relegate him to the sidelines, Chinonso gets further away from his dream, from Ndali and the farm he called home. 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
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
TOH
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1986-
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Obioma, Chigozie
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Chukwudi Iwuji
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Homer
  • Iwuji, Chukwudi
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  • Farmers
  • Social classes
  • African students
  • Nigeria
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
An orchestra of minorities : a novel, Chigozie Obioma
Link
https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100087&titleID=4372815
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Publication
Note
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local libraries
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • not applicable
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file)
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781549177767
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
Speed
unknown
Stock number
A46CE8D2-211B-42BF-AC83-CF7820A9BCA8
System control number
  • on1084366021
  • (OCoLC)1084366021
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
An orchestra of minorities : a novel, Chigozie Obioma
Link
https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100087&titleID=4372815
Publication
Note
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local libraries
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • not applicable
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file)
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781549177767
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
Speed
unknown
Stock number
A46CE8D2-211B-42BF-AC83-CF7820A9BCA8
System control number
  • on1084366021
  • (OCoLC)1084366021
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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