The Resource Girl, Edna O'Brien

Girl, Edna O'Brien

Label
Girl
Title
Girl
Statement of responsibility
Edna O'Brien
Title variation
Girl
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
I was a girl once, but not any more. So begins Girl, Edna O'Brien's harrowing portrayal of the young women abducted by Boko Haram. Set in the deep countryside of northeast Nigeria, this is a brutal story of incarceration, horror, and hunger; a hair-raising escape into the manifold terrors of the forest; and a descent into the labyrinthine bureaucracy and hostility awaiting a victim who returns home with a child blighted by enemy blood. From one of the century's greatest living authors, Girl is an unforgettable story of one victim's astonishing survival, and her unflinching faith in the redemption of the human heart
Summary
Abducted by Boko Haram, a young woman makes a hair-raising escape from her northeast Nigerian prison before confronting the hostility and bureaucracy of being the mother of a child fathered by enemies
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2019
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10804755
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Brien, Edna
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
short stories
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Boko Haram
  • Women
  • Islamic fundamentalism
  • Terrorism
  • Young women
  • Social pressure
  • Sexism
  • Abduction
  • Survival
  • Nigeria
Target audience
adult
Label
Girl, Edna O'Brien
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
Control code
000065905454
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
230 pages
Isbn
9780571341177
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1111769126
Label
Girl, Edna O'Brien
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065905454
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
230 pages
Isbn
9780571341177
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1111769126

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
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      Level 1, Royal Randwick Shopping Centre, Randwick, NSW, 2031, AU
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