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The Resource Dele weds Destiny, Tomi Obaro

Dele weds Destiny, Tomi Obaro

Label
Dele weds Destiny
Title
Dele weds Destiny
Statement of responsibility
Tomi Obaro
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Funmi, Enitan, and Zainab first meet at university in Nigeria and become friends for life despite their differences. Funmi is beautiful, brash, and determined; Enitan is homely and eager, seeking escape from her single mother's smothering and needy love; Zainab is elegant and reserved, raised by her father's first two wives after her mother's death in childbirth. Their friendship is complicated but enduring, and over the course of the novel, the reader learns about their loves and losses. How Funmi stole Zainab's boyfriend and became pregnant, only to have an abortion and lose the boyfriend to police violence. How Enitan was seduced by an American Peace Corps volunteer, the only one who ever really saw her, but is culturally so different from him--a Connecticut WASP--that raising their daughter together put them at odds. How Zainab fell in love with her teacher, a friend of her father's, and ruptured her relationship with her father to have him. Now, some thirty years later, the three women are reunited for the first time, in Lagos. The occasion: Funmi's daughter, Destiny, is getting married. Enitan brings her American daughter, Remi. Zainab travels by bus, nervously leaving her ailing husband in the care of their son. Funmi, hosting the weekend with her wealthy husband, wants everything to go perfectly. But as the big day approaches, it becomes clear that something is not right. As the novel builds powerfully, the complexities of the mothers' friendship--and the private wisdom each has earned--come to bear on a riveting, heartrending moment of decision. Dele Weds Destiny is a sensational debut from a dazzling new voice in contemporary fiction
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Tone
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
11061161
Cataloging source
IEN/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1990-
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Obaro, Tomi
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Female friendship
  • Weddings
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Nigerians
Target audience
adult
Label
Dele weds Destiny, Tomi Obaro
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
Control code
000071471923
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
293 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780593320297
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1311351989
Label
Dele weds Destiny, Tomi Obaro
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
Control code
000071471923
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
293 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780593320297
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1311351989

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