The Resource Beyond Babylon, (ebook)

Beyond Babylon, (ebook)

Label
Beyond Babylon
Title
Beyond Babylon
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An epic spread across three nations, Beyond Babylon casts a probing, endlessly perceptive eye on the lasting effects of traumas both national and personal. Telling the engrossing lives of two half-sisters who meet coincidentally in Tunisia, their mothers, and the elusive father who ties all their stories together, Igiaba Scego's virtuosic novel spreads thickly over Argentina's horrific dirty war, the chaotic final years of Siad Barre's brutal dictatorship in Somalia-which ended in catastrophic civil war-and the modern-day excesses of Italy's right-wing politics. United by the Italian government's attempts to establish authoritarian politics in Somalia, Argentina, and at home, Scego's kaleidoscopic plot investigates deep questions about our complicity in the governments that we often feel powerless to affect. In its myriad characters, locations, and languages, it brings new definition to identity in a fast-changing world of migrants and political upheaval. Most of all, Scego's five poignant lives anchor this sprawling work as they fight to build family ties while overcoming past violations, including governmental torture and sexual assault. A masterwork equally as adept with the lives of nations as those of human beings, Beyond Babylon brings much-needed insight, compassion, and understanding to our turbulent world
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Midwest
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1974-
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Scego, Igiaba
Dewey number
853/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Children of immigrants
  • Somalis
  • Immigrants
  • Multiculturalism
  • Electronic books
  • Rome (Italy)
Target audience
adult
Label
Beyond Babylon, (ebook)
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Distribution
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781931883849
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12361182
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
MWT12361182
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Beyond Babylon, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781931883849
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12361182
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
MWT12361182
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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