The Resource News from home : stories, Sefi Atta

News from home : stories, Sefi Atta

Label
News from home : stories
Title
News from home
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Sefi Atta
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Atta lives in the U.S., and this powerful collection is about the search for home. In the irreverent title story, a young Nigerian gets a job as a nanny for a New Jersey family; she sneers at their African decor, but what dazzles her is the mall (scented toilet paper!). When Americans ask her where shes from, she ends up saying Africa; they dont know Nigeria. As gentle as it is horrifying, Last Trip is about a courier from Lagos who boards a plane for London with a half-million dollars worth of heroin in her stomach; her commission will help care for her disabled son. In Twilight Trek, illegals are on a modern biblical exodus across the blazing Sahara desert; the wry narrator is desperate (Death I could live with), even as he confronts horrific global prejudice (foreign embassies dont grant Africans like us visas)
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Atta, Sefi
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3601.T78
LC item number
N49 2010
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Nigeria
Label
News from home : stories, Sefi Atta
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
Contents
Miracle worker -- Hailstones on Zamfara -- Spoils -- Lawless -- Twilight trek -- A temporary position -- Madness in the family -- Last trip -- News from home -- Green -- Yahoo Yahoo
Control code
ocn472791782
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9781566568036
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009048648
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)472791782
Label
News from home : stories, Sefi Atta
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Miracle worker -- Hailstones on Zamfara -- Spoils -- Lawless -- Twilight trek -- A temporary position -- Madness in the family -- Last trip -- News from home -- Green -- Yahoo Yahoo
Control code
ocn472791782
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9781566568036
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009048648
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)472791782

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