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The Resource Sacred River : a novel, Syl Cheney-Coker

Sacred River : a novel, Syl Cheney-Coker

Label
Sacred River : a novel
Title
Sacred River
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Syl Cheney-Coker
Creator
Author
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
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cheney-Coker, Syl
Dewey number
823
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9393.9.C5
LC item number
S24 2013eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Modern African Writing
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Africa, West
  • FICTION
  • West Africa
Label
Sacred River : a novel, Syl Cheney-Coker
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
870754436
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780821444658
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)870754436
Label
Sacred River : a novel, Syl Cheney-Coker
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
870754436
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780821444658
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)870754436

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