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The Resource Sacred River : a novel, Syl Cheney-Coker, (electronic resource)

Sacred River : a novel, Syl Cheney-Coker, (electronic resource)

Label
Sacred River : a novel
Title
Sacred River
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Syl Cheney-Coker
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The reincarnation of a legendary nineteenth-century Caribbean emperor as a contemporary African leader is at the heart of this novel. Sacred River deals with the extraordinary lives, hopes, powerful myths, stories, and tragedies of the people of a modern West African nation. It is also the compelling love story of an idealistic philosophy professor and an ex-courtesan of incomparable beauty. Two hundred years after his death, the great Haitian emperor Henri Christophe miraculously appears in a dream to Tankor Satani, president of the fictional West African country of Kissi, with instructions for Tankor to continue Henri Christophe's rule, which had been interrupted by "that damned Napoleon." Ambitious in scope, Sacred River is a diaspora-inspired novel, in which Cheney-Coker has tackled the major themes of politics, social strife, crime and punishment, and human frailty and redemption in Malagueta, the fictional, magical town and its surroundings first created by the author in The Last Harmattan of Alusine Dunbar, for which he was awarded the coveted Commonwealth Writers' Prize. Sacred River is equally about love and politics, and marks the return to fiction of one of Africa's major writers"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cheney-Coker, Syl
Dewey number
823
LC call number
PR9393.9.C5
LC item number
S24 2014
Series statement
Modern African writing
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Africa, West
  • FICTION / General
Label
Sacred River : a novel, Syl Cheney-Coker, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001134663
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780821420560
Isbn Type
(hardback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013041960
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001134663
Label
Sacred River : a novel, Syl Cheney-Coker, (electronic resource)
Publication
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001134663
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780821420560
Isbn Type
(hardback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013041960
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001134663

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