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The Resource Radiance of tomorrow : [a novel], Ishmael Beah

Radiance of tomorrow : [a novel], Ishmael Beah

Label
Radiance of tomorrow : [a novel]
Title
Radiance of tomorrow
Title remainder
[a novel]
Statement of responsibility
Ishmael Beah
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A haunting, beautiful first novel by the bestselling author of A Long Way Gone When Ishmael Beah's A Long Way Gone was published in 2007, it soared to the top of bestseller lists, becoming an instant classic: a harrowing account of Sierra Leone's civil war and the fate of child soldiers that "everyone in the world should read" (The Washington Post). Now Beah, whom Dave Eggers has called "arguably the most read African writer in contemporary literature," has returned with his first novel, an affecting, tender parable about postwar life in Sierra Leone. At the center of Radiance of Tomorrow are Benjamin and Bockarie, two longtime friends who return to their hometown, Imperi, after the civil war. The village is in ruins, the ground covered in bones. As more villagers begin to come back, Benjamin and Bockarie try to forge a new community by taking up their former posts as teachers, but they're beset by obstacles: a scarcity of food; a rash of murders, thievery, rape, and retaliation; and the depredations of a foreign mining company intent on sullying the town's water supply and blocking its paths with electric wires. As Benjamin and Bockarie search for a way to restore order, they're forced to reckon with the uncertainty of their past and future alike. With the gentle lyricism of a dream and the moral clarity of a fable, Radiance of Tomorrow is a powerful novel about preserving what means the most to us, even in uncertain times"--
  • "In the aftermath of the war in Sierra Leone, a village comes together to regain the beauty of life as it was in the past"--
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
TOH
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beah, Ishmael
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3602.E2417
LC item number
R33 2014eb
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civil War (Sierra Leone : 1991-2002)
  • Villages
  • Villages
  • Sierra Leone
  • Sierra Leone
Label
Radiance of tomorrow : [a novel], Ishmael Beah
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 242 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780143191728
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
78b2d4dd-a011-4999-a386-1a85a5f1b0bc
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)882565948
  • ocn882565948
  • 2408604
Label
Radiance of tomorrow : [a novel], Ishmael Beah
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 242 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780143191728
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
78b2d4dd-a011-4999-a386-1a85a5f1b0bc
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)882565948
  • ocn882565948
  • 2408604

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