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The Resource The extinction of Menai : a novel, Chuma Nwokolo

The extinction of Menai : a novel, Chuma Nwokolo

Label
The extinction of Menai : a novel
Title
The extinction of Menai
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Chuma Nwokolo
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In a novel of stunning scope, Chuma Nwokolo moves across time and place to deliver a story that speaks to urgent contemporary concerns. His characters' indelible voices offer perspectives that are simultaneously global, political, and intimately human. The place at The Extinction of Menai's heart is the Niger delta village of Kreektown, even as the action spans continents. The cause of the trouble is an unethical drug trial administered to Kreektown residents--the fictional Menai people--in the early 1980s. And the unfolding tragedy is the looming end, decades later, of the Menai and their culture. Characters include continents-apart twin brothers separated at birth, an excommunicated Menai daughter living an urbane life with her doctor husband, and an infamous vigilante. And there is spiritual leader Mata Nimito, who retraces their ancient migration on his quest to preserve the soul of his people and resolve the consequences of a centuries-old betrayal. This epic for the modern era encompasses bioethics, language extinction, and Nigerian history and diaspora. Nwokolo confronts power relations between large corporations and small communities, corporate lobbies and governments, and big pharma and consumers, all expressed through the competing narratives that record the life and death of a civilization"--
Member of
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10625460
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nwokolo, Chuma
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Modern African writing
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nigerian fiction (English)
  • Imaginary societies
  • Human experimentation in medicine
  • Bioethics
  • Betrayal
  • Nigeria
Target audience
general
Label
The extinction of Menai : a novel, Chuma Nwokolo
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
372 pages
Isbn
9780821422984
Lccn
2017053684
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)982091347
Label
The extinction of Menai : a novel, Chuma Nwokolo
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
372 pages
Isbn
9780821422984
Lccn
2017053684
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)982091347

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