The Resource All our names, Dinaw Mengestu, (ebook)

All our names, Dinaw Mengestu, (ebook)

Label
All our names
Title
All our names
Statement of responsibility
Dinaw Mengestu
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An unforgettable love story about a searing affair between an American woman and an African man in 1970s America and an unflinching novel about the fragmentation of lives that straddle countries and histories. All Our Names is the story of two young men who come of age during an African revolution, drawn from the safe confines of the university campus into the intensifying clamor of the streets outside. But as the line between idealism and violence becomes increasingly blurred, the friends are driven apart--one into the deepest peril, as the movement gathers inexorable force, and the other into the safety of exile in the American Midwest. There, pretending to be an exchange student, he falls in love with a social worker and settles into small-town life. Yet this idyll is inescapably darkened by the secrets of his past: the acts he committed and the work he left unfinished. Most of all, he is haunted by the beloved friend he left behind, the charismatic leader who first guided him to revolution and then sacrificed everything to ensure his freedom. Elegiac, blazing with insights about the physical and emotional geographies that circumscribe our lives, All Our Names is a marvel of vision and tonal command. Writing within the grand tradition of Naipul, Greene, and Achebe, Mengestu gives us a political novel that is also a transfixing portrait of love and grace, of self-determination and the names we are given and the names we earn--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
RECBK
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1978-
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Mengestu, Dinaw
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3613.E487
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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OverDrive, Inc
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Students, Foreign
  • African Americans
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Alienation (Social psychology)
Label
All our names, Dinaw Mengestu, (ebook)
Link
http://downloads.cmlibrary.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=1347E19A-63C9-4B3C-8F78-17B81CAFB9C0
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385349994
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
149AB02A-C49F-4643-88D9-4FF5DA01993E
System control number
  • ocn869378444
  • (OCoLC)869378444
Label
All our names, Dinaw Mengestu, (ebook)
Link
http://downloads.cmlibrary.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=1347E19A-63C9-4B3C-8F78-17B81CAFB9C0
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385349994
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
149AB02A-C49F-4643-88D9-4FF5DA01993E
System control number
  • ocn869378444
  • (OCoLC)869378444

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