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A particular kind of black man, Tope Folarin

Label
A particular kind of black man
Title
A particular kind of black man
Statement of responsibility
Tope Folarin
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A stunning debut novel, from Rhodes Scholar and winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing, Tope Folarin about a Nigerian family living in Utah and their uncomfortable assimilation to American life. Living in small-town Utah has always been an uneasyfit for Tunde Akinola's family, especially for his Nigeria-born parents. Though Tunde speaks English with a Midwestern accent, he can't escape the children who rub his skin and ask why the black won't come off. As he struggles to fit in and find his place in the world, he finds little solace from his parents who are grappling with their own issues. Tunde's father, ever the optimist, works tirelessly chasing his American dream while his wife, lonely in Utah without family and friends, sinks deeper into schizophrenia. Then one otherwise-ordinary morning, Tunde's mother wakes him with a hug, bundles him and his baby brother into the car, and takes them away from the only home they've ever known. But running away doesn't bring her, or her children, any relief from the demons that plague her; once Tunde's father tracks them down, she flees to Nigeria, and Tunde never feels at home again. He spends the rest of his childhood and young adulthood searching for connection--to the wary stepmother and stepbrothershe gains when his father remarries; to the Utah residents who mock his father's accent; to evangelical religion; to his Texas middle school's crowd of African-Americans; to the fraternity brothers of his historically black college. In so doing, he discovers something that sends him on a journey away from everything he has known. Sweeping, stirring, and perspective-shifting, A Particular Kind of Black Man is a beautiful and poignant exploration of the meaning of memory, manhood, home, and identity as seen through the eyes of a first-generation Nigerian-American"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
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1981-
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Folarin, Tope
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3606.O4227
LC item number
P37 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Family Life
  • FICTION / Coming of Age
Label
A particular kind of black man, Tope Folarin
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
BK0023992913
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781501171819
Lccn
2019012960
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781501171819
Label
A particular kind of black man, Tope Folarin
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
BK0023992913
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781501171819
Lccn
2019012960
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781501171819

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