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Under the Udala Trees
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Format:
Bog, paperback
Udgivelsesdato:
20-09-2016
Sprog:
Engelsk
Sidetal:
336
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"If you've ever wondered if love can conquer all, read this] stunning coming-of-age debut." -- Marie Claire

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice



Named a Best Book of the Year by

NPR * BuzzFeed * Bustle * Shelf Awareness * Publishers Lunch



" This] love story has hypnotic power."--The New Yorker



Ijeoma comes of age as her nation does. Born before independence, she is eleven when civil war breaks out in the young republic of Nigeria. Sent away to safety, she meets another displaced child and they, star-crossed, fall in love. They are from different ethnic communities. They are also both girls. But when their love is discovered, Ijeoma learns that she will have to hide this part of herself--and there is a cost to living inside a lie.

Inspired by Nigeria's folktales and its war, Chinelo Okparanta shows us, in "graceful and precise" prose (New York Times Book Review), how the struggles and divisions of a nation are inscribed on the souls of its citizens. "Powerful and heartbreaking, Under the Udala Trees is a deeply moving commentary on identity, prejudice, and forbidden love" (BuzzFeed).



"An important and timely read, imbued with both political ferocity and mythic beauty." -- Bustle



"A real talent. Under the Udala Trees is] the kind of book that should have come with a cold compress kit. It's sad and sensual and full of heat." -- John Freeman, Electric Literature



"Demands not just to be read, but felt." -- Edwidge Danticat

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Udgivelsesdato:
20-09-2016
ISBN13:
9780544811799
Vægt:
272 g
Dybde:
25 mm
Bredde:
132 mm
Højde:
200 mm
Forlag:
Mariner Books
Format:
Paperback
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0
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Bibliotekernes beskrivelse A unique and devastatingly hopeful story about the paradox of love: even in the midst of war, and ina world dominated by violence and prejudice, still, love transcends." Mia Couto

Ijeoma comes of age as her nation does; born before independence, she is eleven when civil war breaks out in the young republic of Nigeria. Sent away to safety, she meets another displaced child and they, star-crossed, fall in love. They are from different ethnic communities. They are also both girls.

When their love is discovered, Ijeoma learns that she will have to hide this part of herself. But there is a cost to living inside a lie.

Inspired by Nigeria s folktales and its war, Under the Udala Trees shows through one woman s lifetime how the struggles and divisions of a nation are inscribed into the souls of its citizens. In prose that is elegant and spare, with insights heartbreaking and electrifying, it offers a story shot through with hope that points to a future when a woman might just be able to become fully herself, shaping her life around truth and love.
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