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The Resource The death of Vivek Oji, Akwaeke Emezi

The death of Vivek Oji, Akwaeke Emezi

Label
The death of Vivek Oji
Title
The death of Vivek Oji
Statement of responsibility
Akwaeke Emezi
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"One afternoon, in a town in southeastern Nigeria, a mother opens her front door to discover her son's body, wrapped in colorful fabric, at her feet. What follows is the tumultuous, heart-wrenching story of one family's struggle to understand a child whose spirit is both gentle and mysterious. Raised by a distant father and an understanding but overprotective mother, Vivek Oji suffers disorienting blackouts, moments of disconnection between self and surroundings. As adolescence leads to adulthood, Vivek finds solace in friendships with the warm, boisterous daughters of the Nigerwives, foreign-born women married to Nigerian men. But Vivek's closest bond is with Osita, the worldly, high-spirited cousin whose teasing confidence masks a guarded private life. As their relationship deepens--and Osita struggles to understand Vivek's escalating crisis--the mystery gives way to a heart-stopping act of violence in a moment of exhilarating freedom. "--
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2020
Assigning source
Jacket
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10903795
Cataloging source
IEN/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Emezi, Akwaeke
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Family secrets
  • Friendship
  • Nigeria
Target audience
general
Label
The death of Vivek Oji, Akwaeke Emezi
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
22 cm
Extent
248 pages
Isbn
9780525541608
Lccn
2019031338
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)on1166318620
Label
The death of Vivek Oji, Akwaeke Emezi
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
22 cm
Extent
248 pages
Isbn
9780525541608
Lccn
2019031338
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)on1166318620

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