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The Resource Africaville : a novel, by Jeffrey Colvin

Africaville : a novel, by Jeffrey Colvin

Label
Africaville : a novel
Title
Africaville
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by Jeffrey Colvin
Title variation
Africville
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Set in a small Nova Scotia town settled by former slaves, [the novel] depicts several generations of one family bound together and torn apart by blood, faith, time, and fate. Structured as a triptych, Africaville chronicles the lives of three generations of the Sebolt family--Kath Ella, her son Omar/Etienne, and her grandson Warner--whose lives unfold against the tumultuous events of the twentieth century from the Great Depression of the 1930s, through the social protests of the 1960s to the economic upheavals in the 1980s. A century earlier, Kath Ella's ancestors established a new home in Nova Scotia. Like her ancestors, Kath Ella's life is shaped by hardship--she struggles to conceive and to provide for her family during the long, bitter Canadian winters. She must also contend with the locals' lingering suspicions about the dark-skinned "outsiders" who live in their midst. Kath Ella's fierce love for her son, Omar, cannot help her overcome the racial prejudices that linger in this remote, tight-knit place. As he grows up, the rebellious Omar refutes the past and decides to break from the family, threatening to upend all that Kath Ella and her people have tried to build. Over the decades, each successive generation drifts further from Africaville, yet they take a piece of this indelible place with them as they make their way to Montreal, Vermont, and beyond, to the deep South of America. As it explores notions of identity, passing, cross-racial relationships, the importance of place, and the meaning of home, Africaville tells the larger story of the black experience in parts of Canada and the United States"--
Storyline
Tone
Character
Award
  • Hurston/Wright Legacy Award: Debut Fiction, 2020.
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2019.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10828363
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Colvin, Jeffrey
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Blacks
  • Blacks
  • Race relations
  • Passing (Identity)
  • Families
  • Nova Scotia
Target audience
general
Label
Africaville : a novel, by Jeffrey Colvin
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
371 pages
Isbn
9780062913722
Lccn
2019017430
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)on1089971325
Label
Africaville : a novel, by Jeffrey Colvin
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
371 pages
Isbn
9780062913722
Lccn
2019017430
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)on1089971325

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