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The Resource Aftershocks : dispatches from the frontlines of identity, Nadia Owusu

Aftershocks : dispatches from the frontlines of identity, Nadia Owusu

Label
Aftershocks : dispatches from the frontlines of identity
Title
Aftershocks
Title remainder
dispatches from the frontlines of identity
Statement of responsibility
Nadia Owusu
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Nadia Owusu was two years old her mother abandoned her and her baby sister and fled from Tanzania back to the US. When she was thirteen her beloved Ghanaian father died of cancer. She and her sister were left alone, with a stepmother they didn't like, adrift. Nadia Owusu is a woman of many languages, homelands and identities. She grew up in Rome, Dar-es-Salaam, Addis Ababa, Kumasi, Kampala and London. And for every new place there was a new language, a new identity and a new home. At times she has felt stateless, motherless and identity-less. At others, she has had multiple identities at war within her. It's no wonder she started to feel fault lines in her sense of self. It's no wonder that those fault lines eventually ruptured. Aftershocks is the account of how she hauled herself out of the wreckage. It is the intimate story behind the news of immigration and division dominating contemporary politics. Nadia Owusu's astonishingly moving and incredibly timely memoir is a nuanced portrait of globalisation from the inside in a fractured world in crisis
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
NJB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1981-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Owusu, Nadia
Dewey number
B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Owusu, Nadia
  • Women authors, American
  • Women immigrants
  • Racially mixed women
  • Racially mixed women
  • Racially mixed people
  • Racially mixed people
Target audience
adult
Label
Aftershocks : dispatches from the frontlines of identity, Nadia Owusu
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
First earthquake -- Resettlement Registration Form -- Foreshocks -- The Blue Chair -- Topography -- The Blue Chair -- Faults -- Mainshocks -- Faults -- The Blue Chair -- Aftershocks -- Mainshocks -- The Blue Chair -- Terraforming
Control code
000068361518
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
299 pages
Isbn
9781529342871
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1139665455
Label
Aftershocks : dispatches from the frontlines of identity, Nadia Owusu
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
First earthquake -- Resettlement Registration Form -- Foreshocks -- The Blue Chair -- Topography -- The Blue Chair -- Faults -- Mainshocks -- Faults -- The Blue Chair -- Aftershocks -- Mainshocks -- The Blue Chair -- Terraforming
Control code
000068361518
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
299 pages
Isbn
9781529342871
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1139665455

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