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The Resource The god child, Nana Oforiatta Ayim

The god child, Nana Oforiatta Ayim

Label
The god child
Title
The god child
Statement of responsibility
Nana Oforiatta Ayim
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Maya grows up in Germany knowing that her parents are different: from one another, and from the rest of the world. Her reserved, studious father is distant; and her beautiful, volatile mother is a whirlwind, with a penchant for lavish shopping sprees and a mesmerising power for spinning stories of the family's former glory - of what was had, and what was lost. And then Kojo arrives one Christmas, like an annunciation: Maya's cousin, and her mother's godson. Kojo has a way with words - a way of talking about Ghana, and empire, and what happens when a country's treasures are spirited away by colonialists. For the first time, Maya has someone who can help her understand why exile has made her parents the way they are. But then Maya and Kojo are separated, shuttled off to school in England, where they come face to face with the maddening rituals of Empire. Returning to Ghana as a young woman, Maya is reunited with her powerful but increasingly troubled cousin. Her homecoming will set off an exorcism of their family and country's strangest, darkest demons. It is in this destruction's wake that Maya realises her own purpose: to tell the story of her mother, her cousin, their land and their loss, on her own terms, in her own voice. "--Publisher
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ayim, Nana Oforiatta
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9379.9.A92
LC item number
G63 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ghanaians
  • Exiles
  • Cousins
  • Homecoming
  • Ghana
  • Ghana
Label
The god child, Nana Oforiatta Ayim
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1120165181
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
241 pages
Isbn
9781408882436
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1120165181
Label
The god child, Nana Oforiatta Ayim
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1120165181
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
241 pages
Isbn
9781408882436
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1120165181

Library Locations

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      15 Union Street, Manchester, MA, 01944, US
      42.5749735 -70.77138570000001
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