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The Resource Broken places & outer spaces : finding creativity in the unexpected, Nnedi Okorafor

Broken places & outer spaces : finding creativity in the unexpected, Nnedi Okorafor

Label
Broken places & outer spaces : finding creativity in the unexpected
Title
Broken places & outer spaces
Title remainder
finding creativity in the unexpected
Statement of responsibility
Nnedi Okorafor
Title variation
Broken places and outer spaces
Creator
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A powerful journey from star athlete to sudden paralysis to creative awakening, award-winning science fiction writer Nnedi Okorafor shows that what we think are our limitations have the potential to become our greatest strengths.Nnedi Okorafor was never supposed to be paralyzed. A college track star and budding entomologist, Nnedi's lifelong battle with scoliosis was just a bump in her plan--something a simple operation would easily correct. But when Nnedi wakes from the surgery to find she can't move her legs, her entire sense of self begins to waver. Confined to a hospital bed for months, unusual things begin to happen. Psychedelic bugs crawl her hospital walls; strange dreams visit her nightly. Nnedi begins to put these experiences into writing, conjuring up strange, fantastical stories. What Nnedi discovers during her confinement would prove to be the key to her life as a successful science fiction author: In science fiction, when something breaks, something greater often emerges from the cracks. In Broken Places & Outer Spaces, Nnedi takes the reader on a journey from her hospital bed deep into her memories, from her painful first experiences with racism as a child in Chicago to her powerful visits to her parents' hometown in Nigeria. From Frida Kahlo to Mary Shelly, she examines great artists and writers who have pushed through their limitations, using hardship to fuel their work. Through these compelling stories and her own, Nnedi reveals a universal truth: What we perceive as limitations have the potential to become our greatest strengths--far greater than when we were unbroken. A guidebook for anyone eager to understand how their limitations might actually be used as a creative springboard, Broken Places & Outer Spaces is an inspiring look at how to open up new windows in your mind
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technical information on music
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Okorafor, Nnedi
Dewey number
813/.6
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not applicable
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not applicable
LC call number
PS3615.K67
LC item number
B76 2019ab
Literary text for sound recordings
autobiography
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Nnedi Okorafor
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Okorafor, Nnedi
  • Resilience (Personality trait)
  • Self-acceptance
  • Well-being
  • Life skills
  • Authors, American
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Label
Broken places & outer spaces : finding creativity in the unexpected, Nnedi Okorafor
Link
https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100087&titleID=4335076
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Note
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local libraries
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unknown
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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Content category
spoken word
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spw
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rdacontent
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1 online resource (1 sound file (2 hr., 20 min., 1 sec.))
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unknown
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online
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Isbn
9781508278603
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computer
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rdamedia
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digital.
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sound
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digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
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other
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1E76F478-BC4E-459B-B6F1-76602529A071
System control number
  • on1105144521
  • (OCoLC)1105144521
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Label
Broken places & outer spaces : finding creativity in the unexpected, Nnedi Okorafor
Link
https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100087&titleID=4335076
Publication
Note
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local libraries
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (2 hr., 20 min., 1 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781508278603
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
1E76F478-BC4E-459B-B6F1-76602529A071
System control number
  • on1105144521
  • (OCoLC)1105144521
Tape configuration
not applicable
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