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The Resource She would be king, Wayetu Moore

She would be king, Wayetu Moore

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She would be king
Title
She would be king
Statement of responsibility
Wayetu Moore
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Gbessa, exiled from the West African village of Lai, is starved, bitten by a viper, and left for dead, but still she survives. June Dey, raised on a plantation in Virginia, hides his unusual strength until a confrontation with the overseer forces him to flee. Norman Aragon, the child of a white British coloniser and a Maroon slave from Jamaica, can fade from sight when the earth calls him. When the three meet in the settlement of Monrovia, their gifts help them salvage the tense relationship between the African American settlers and the indigenous tribes, as a new nation forms around them. Moore's intermingling of history and magical realism finds voice not just in these three characters but also in the fleeting spirit of the wind, who embodies an ancient wisdom. "If she was not a woman," the wind says of Gbessa, "she would be king."
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DLC
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Moore, Wayétu
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Blessing and cursing
  • Outcasts
  • Ability
  • Liberia
  • Liberia
Target audience
adult
Label
She would be king, Wayetu Moore
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
000065459585
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
360 pages
Isbn
9781911590118
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1075552292
Label
She would be king, Wayetu Moore
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
000065459585
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
360 pages
Isbn
9781911590118
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1075552292

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