an orchestra of minorities

Book Title : An Orchestra of Minorities
Author : Chigozie Obioma
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release Date : 2019-01-08
Pages : 464
ISBN : 9780316412414
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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The "superb and tragic" Booker Prize finalist about a Nigerian poultry farmer who sacrifices everything to win the woman he loves, by the author of The Fishermen (Boston Globe) 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.

Book Title : An Orchestra of Minorities Free Preview
Author : Chigozie Obioma
Publisher : Little, Brown
Release Date : 2018-10-23
Pages : 72
ISBN : 9780316492300
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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A heart-breaking story about a Nigerian poultry farmer who sacrifices everything to win the woman he loves, by Man Booker Finalist and author of The Fishermen, Chigozie Obioma. 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..

Book Title : Civil Rights Digest
Author :
Publisher :
Release Date : 1978
Pages :
ISBN : MINN:30000010439937
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Book Title : Autopsy of an orchestra
Author : M. Melanie Beene
Publisher :
Release Date : 1988
Pages : 121
ISBN : UCSD:31822007595721
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Book Title : Symphony
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Publisher :
Release Date : 1995
Pages :
ISBN : UOM:39015033625438
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Book Title : Officially Hispanic
Author : José Enrique Idler
Publisher : Lexington Books
Release Date : 2007
Pages : 243
ISBN : 0739119699
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Delving into questions of group classification and the meaning of identity,Officially Hispanic argues that the Hispanic category, as currently used by the federal government, does not capture the multiplicity of circumstances and identities among Hispanics. The standardized category then may need to be modified in order to serve its public policy purposes. This timely inquiry addresses one of the central questions of modern states: how to integrate, socially and politically, all of its citizens.

Book Title : Civil Rights Digest
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Release Date : 1975
Pages :
ISBN : UOM:39015008149729
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Book Title : Symphony Magazine
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Release Date : 1985
Pages :
ISBN : UOM:39015009687800
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Book Title : Portrait of America
Author : Jerrold Hirsch
Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
Release Date : 2004-07-21
Pages : 312
ISBN : 9780807861660
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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How well do we know our country? Whom do we include when we use the word "American"? These are not just contemporary issues but recurring questions Americans have asked themselves throughout their history--and questions that were addressed when, in 1935, the Roosevelt administration created the Federal Writers' Project (FWP) under the aegis of the Works Progress Administration. Although the immediate context of the FWP was work relief, national FWP officials developed programs that spoke to much larger and longer-standing debates over the nature of American identity and culture and the very definition of who was an American. Hirsch reviews the founding of the FWP and the significance of its American Guide series, considering the choices made by administrators who wanted to celebrate diversity as a positive aspect of American cultural identity. In his exploration of the FWP's other writings, Hirsch discusses the project's pioneering use of oral history in interviews with ordinary southerners, ex-slaves, ethnic minorities, and industrial workers. He also examines congressional critics of the FWP vision; the occasional opposition of local Federal Writers, especially in the South; and how the FWP's vision changed in response to the challenge of World War II. In the course of this study, Hirsch raises thought-provoking questions about the relationships between diversity and unity, government and culture, and, ultimately, culture and democracy.

Book Title : Governance and Politics of the Netherlands
Author : Rudy B. Andeweg
Publisher : Macmillan International Higher Education
Release Date : 2009-07-16
Pages : 288
ISBN : 9781137013484
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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This fully revised and updated new edition of the leading text on politics in the Netherlands explores the causes and impact of the distinctively Dutch quest for consensus and provides full coverage of recent developments and events.