The Resource The present moment, (ebook)

The present moment, (ebook)

Label
The present moment
Title
The present moment
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This contemporary African classic tells the story of seven unforgettable Kenyan women as it traces more than sixty years of turbulent national history. Like their country, this group of old women is divided by ethnicity, language, class, and religion. But around the charcoal fire at the Refuge, the old-age home they share in Nairobi, they uncover the hidden personal histories that connect them as women: stories of their struggles for self-determination; of conflict, violence, and loss, but also of survival. Each woman has found her way to the Refuge because of a devastating life experience--the loss of family and security to revolution, emigration, or poverty. But as they reflect upon their tragedies, they also become aware of the community they have formed--a community of collective history, strength, humor, and affection. And they learn that they are more connected than they know, as the murder of a student in the neighborhood reveals how their lives have intersected across generations, how securely the past is tied to the present--and to the future--of their young nation
Member of
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Macgoye, Marjorie Oludhe
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Series statement
Women writing Africa series
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  • Women
  • Old age homes
  • Older women
  • Kenya
Target audience
adult
Label
The present moment, (ebook)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781558618961
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11858353
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11858353
System control number
MWT11858353
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The present moment, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781558618961
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11858353
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11858353
System control number
MWT11858353
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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