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The Resource And after many days : a novel, Jowhor Ile

And after many days : a novel, Jowhor Ile

Label
And after many days : a novel
Title
And after many days
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jowhor Ile
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A debut novel about a boy who goes missing, a family that is torn apart, and a nation on the brink. During the rainy season of 1995, in the bustling town of Port Harcourt, Nigeria, one family's life is disrupted by the sudden disappearance of seventeen-year-old Paul Utu, beloved brother and son. As they grapple with the sudden loss of their darling boy, they embark on a painful and moving journey of immense power which changes their lives forever and shatters the fragile ecosystem of their once ordered family. Ajie, the youngest sibling, is burdened with the guilt of having seen Paul last and convinced that his vanished brother was betrayed long ago. But his search for the truth uncovers hidden family secrets and reawakens old, long forgotten ghosts as rumours of police brutality, oil shortages, and frenzied student protests serve as a backdrop to his pursuit. In a tale that moves seamlessly back and forth through time, Ajie relives a trip to the family's ancestral village where, together, he and his family listen to the myths of how their people settled there, while the villagers argue over the mysterious Company, who found oil on their land and will do anything to guarantee support. As the story builds towards its conclusion, it becomes clear that only once past and present come to a crossroads will Ajie and his family finally find the answers they have been searching for. And After Many Days weaves together personal and political loss until, inevitably, the two threads become nearly indistinguishable. It is a story of childhood, of the delicate, complex balance between the powerful and the powerless, and a searing portrait of a community as the old order gives way to the new
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ile, Jowhor
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6109.L4
LC item number
A53 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Missing persons
  • Boys
  • Family secrets
  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • Nigeria
  • Nigeria
Target audience
adult
Label
And after many days : a novel, Jowhor Ile
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
246 pages
Isbn
9781101903148
Lccn
2015016817
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn910964739
  • (OCoLC)910964739
Label
And after many days : a novel, Jowhor Ile
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
246 pages
Isbn
9781101903148
Lccn
2015016817
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn910964739
  • (OCoLC)910964739

Library Locations

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