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A particular kind of black man / Tope Folarin.

Folarin, Tope 1981- (author.).

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  • 9 of 20 copies available at NC Cardinal.

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1 current hold with 20 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Braswell Memorial Main Library FIC Folarin (Text) 37807000012662 Adult New Fiction Available -
Carver School Road Branch FIC Folarin, Tope (Text) 0112522585092 Adult New Fiction Checked out 10/08/2019
Cumberland Headquarters F FOLARIN (Text) 31781065356873 Adult Fiction Available -
East Asheville Library F FOL (Text) 0020512332428 Adult New Fiction Checked out 10/01/2019
Fairview Library F FOL (Text) 0020512332436 Adult New Fiction Available -
Forsyth Central FIC Folarin, Tope (Text) 0112522585083 Adult New Fiction Checked out 09/29/2019
Goldsboro Library F FOL (Text) 900000000844143 Adult New Fiction Available -
Haywood County Main Library F Folarin (Text) 33115007671274 Adult New Fiction Checked out 10/03/2019
Henderson Main Branch FOL (Text) 33258008911070 Adult New Fiction Checked out 09/18/2019
Kinston-Lenoir County Public Library FOLARIN (Text) 39149007896145 Adult Fiction Available -
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  • ISBN: 9781501171819
  • ISBN: 150117181X
  • Physical Description: print
    261 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2019.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "A stunning debut novel, from Rhodes Scholar and winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing, Tope Folarin about a Nigerian family living in Utah and their uncomfortable assimilation to American life. Living in small-town Utah has always been an uneasy fit for Tunde Akinola's family, especially for his Nigeria-born parents. Though Tunde speaks English with a Midwestern accent, he can't escape the children who rub his skin and ask why the black won't come off. As he struggles to fit in and find his place in the world, he finds little solace from his parents who are grappling with their own issues. Tunde's father, ever the optimist, works tirelessly chasing his American dream while his wife, lonely in Utah without family and friends, sinks deeper into schizophrenia. Then one otherwise-ordinary morning, Tunde's mother wakes him with a hug, bundles him and his baby brother into the car, and takes them away from the only home they've ever known. But running away doesn't bring her, or her children, any relief from the demons that plague her; once Tunde's father tracks them down, she flees to Nigeria, and Tunde never feels at home again. He spends the rest of his childhood and young adulthood searching for connection--to the wary stepmother and stepbrothers he gains when his father remarries; to the Utah residents who mock his father's accent; to evangelical religion; to his Texas middle school's crowd of African-Americans; to the fraternity brothers of his historically black college. In so doing, he discovers something that sends him on a journey away from everything he has known. Sweeping, stirring, and perspective-shifting, A Particular Kind of Black Man is a beautiful and poignant exploration of the meaning of memory, manhood, home, and identity as seen through the eyes of a first-generation Nigerian-American"--
Subject: Nigerian Americans Fiction
Children of immigrants Fiction
Genre: Bildungsromans.
Domestic fiction.
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