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An Orchestra of Minorities by Chigozie Obioma

Title An Orchestra of Minorities
Author Chigozie Obioma
Publisher Hachette UK
Release 2019-01-03
Category Fiction
Total Pages 528
ISBN 140871079X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019 From the author of the Booker-shortlisted novel, The Fishermen FINANCIAL TIMES BEST BOOKS OF 2019 'Obioma is truly the heir to Chinua Achebe' New York Times 'A major new African writer' Salman Rushdie 'A profoundly humane epic love story' Booker Prize Judges 2019 A young farmer named Chinonso prevents a woman from falling to her death. Bonded by this strange night on the bridge, he and Ndali fall in love, but it is a mismatch according to her family who reject him because of his lowly status. Is it love or madness that makes Chinonso think he can change his destiny? Set across Nigeria and Cyprus, An Orchestra of Minorities, written in the mythic style of the Igbo tradition, weaves a heart-wrenching tale about fate versus free will. _______________________________________________________________________________ 'A spectacular artistic leap' Guardian 'Brilliantly original' The Economist 'A remarkable talent' Independent 'Few contemporary novels achieve the seductive panache of Obioma's heightened language, with its mixture of English, Igbo and colourful African-English phrases, and the startling clarity of the dialogue. The story is extreme; yet its theme is a bid for mercy for that most fragile of creatures - a human' Eileen Battersby, Guardian

An Orchestra of Minorities by Chigozie Obioma

Title An Orchestra of Minorities
Author Chigozie Obioma
Publisher
Release 2019
Category Farmers
Total Pages 516
ISBN 9789785659504
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title An Orchestra of Minorities Free Preview
Author Chigozie Obioma
Publisher Hachette UK
Release 2018-10-23
Category Fiction
Total Pages 72
ISBN 0316492302
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A heart-breaking story about a Nigerian poultry farmer who sacrifices everything to win the woman he loves, by Man Booker Finalist and author of The Fishermen, Chigozie Obioma. Set on the outskirts of Umuahia, Nigeria and narrated by a chi, or guardian spirit, AN ORCHESTRA OF MINORITIES tells the story of Chinonso, a young poultry farmer whose soul is ignited when he sees a woman attempting to jump from a highway bridge. Horrified by her recklessness, Chinonso joins her on the roadside and hurls two of his prized chickens into the water below to express the severity of such a fall. The woman, Ndali, is stopped her in her tracks. Bonded by this night on the bridge, Chinonso and Ndali fall in love. But Ndali is from a wealthy family and struggles to imagine a future near a chicken coop. When her family objects to the union because he is uneducated, Chinonso sells most of his possessions to attend a college in Cyprus. But when he arrives he discovers there is no place at the school for him, and that he has been utterly duped by the young Nigerian who has made the arrangements.. Penniless, homeless, and furious at a world which continues to relegate him to the sidelines, Chinonso gets further away from his dream, from Ndali and the farm he called home. Spanning continents, traversing the earth and cosmic spaces, and told by a narrator who has lived for hundreds of years, the novel is a contemporary twist of Homer's Odyssey. Written in the mythic style of the Igbo literary tradition, Chigozie Obioma weaves a heart-wrenching epic about destiny and determination.

Aladinma by Peter Obidike

Title Aladinma
Author Peter Obidike
Publisher iUniverse
Release 2020-07-23
Category Fiction
Total Pages 278
ISBN 1532088205
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The life of a public servant’s kid in Aladinma, a quiet neighboorhood in Imo state’s capital city of Owerri in Nigeria. As expected from a religious and hardworking family, the kid imbibes the family values and grows with the resilience needed to navigate the changing times from analogue to a digital age. In all his learnings though, nothing prepared him for the fight brewing inside a Dallas courtroom in a US federal criminal trial against a copyright thief where his character and resilience will be tested to the limit.

Title Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line
Author Deepa Anappara
Publisher Random House
Release 2020-01-30
Category Fiction
Total Pages 352
ISBN 1473569796
Language English, Spanish, and French
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'Anappara creates an endearing and highly engaging narrator to navigate us through the dark underbelly of modern India' Observer 'I love this book...I just fell into it' Tayari Jones We children are not just stories. We live. Come and see. Nine-year-old Jai watches too many reality cop shows, thinks he's smarter than his friend Pari (even though she always gets top marks) and considers himself to be a better boss than Faiz (even though Faiz is the one with a job). When a boy at school goes missing, Jai decides to use the crime-solving skills he has picked up from episodes of Police Patrol to find him. With Pari and Faiz by his side, Jai ventures into some of the most dangerous parts of the sprawling Indian city; the bazaar at night, and even the railway station at the end of the Purple Line. But kids continue to vanish, and the trio must confront terrified parents, an indifferent police force and soul-snatching djinns in order to uncover the truth. * A New York Times Notable Book * *One of the Observer's 10 best debut novelists of 2020* _____________________________ PRAISE FOR DJINN PATROL ON THE PURPLE LINE: 'A heartrending tale' The Times 'A drama of childhood that is as wild as it is intimate' Chigozie Obioma, Booker Prize shortlisted author of An Orchestra of Minorities 'Extraordinarily good, deeply moving and thought provoking with brilliant characterisation. A very important book' Harriet Tyce, bestselling author of Blood Orange 'Djinn Patrol is storytelling at its best. The prose is not just sympathetic, vivid, and beautifully detailed, but also completely assured and deft' Anne Enright

Three Simple Lines by Natalie Goldberg

Title Three Simple Lines
Author Natalie Goldberg
Publisher New World Library
Release 2020-12-29
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 176
ISBN 1608686973
Language English, Spanish, and French
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One of the world's foremost writing teachers invites readers on a joyful journey into the reading and origins of haiku A haiku is three simple lines. But it is also, as Allen Ginsberg put it, three lines that "make the mind leap." A good one, he said, lets the mind experience "a small sensation of space which is nothing less than God." As many spiritual practices seek to do, the haiku's spare yet acute noticing of the immediate and often ordinary grounds the reader in the pure awareness of now. Natalie Goldberg is a delightfully companionable tour guide into this world. She highlights the history of the form, dating back to the seventeenth century; shows why masters such as Basho and Issa are so revered; discovers Chiyo-ni, an important woman haiku master; and provides insight into writing and reading haiku. A fellow seeker who travels to Japan to explore the birthplace of haiku, Goldberg revels in everything she encounters, including food and family, painting and fashion, frogs and ponds. She also experiences and allows readers to share in the spontaneous and profound moments of enlightenment and awakening that haiku promises.

Title Civil Rights Digest
Author
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Release 1977
Category Civil rights
Total Pages
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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Musical Culture in New York in the 1960s by Julie Lynn Schumacher Detweiler

Title Musical Culture in New York in the 1960s
Author Julie Lynn Schumacher Detweiler
Publisher
Release 2010
Category Clarinetists
Total Pages
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This treatise is an exploration of the distinctiveness of the American Symphony Orchestra. The American Symphony Orchestra was a unique organization that combined contemporary music and young musicians of diverse backgrounds with a famous conductor. Although Leopold Stokowski used a rather archaic method of auditioning, his inclusion of women and minorities in the orchestra was progressive and his championing of young musicians was legendary. The orchestra resided in New York, a city that already had a rich, albeit very different, symphonic tradition in 1962 when the American Symphony was founded. There were no women and only one African-American musician in the New York Philharmonic at that time, and most orchestras in the country were not yet using screens to audition potential candidates for open positions. This distinct set of circumstances can be seen as a cultural microcosm for the creation and development of the symphony orchestra, including the transformation of the audition process and the introduction of women and minorities to the symphony orchestra. At the heart of this microcosm are Leopold Stokowski and the musicians who dreamed to be a part of his orchestra. Two of the interviews for this treatise were convenience samples due to proximity, and the other six interviews were randomly selected from the list that Stokowski kept on every musician who auditioned for him. Interviews were conducted either in person or by phone, recorded and later transcribed. This treatise begins with a history of the development of the American Symphony and is followed by the history of the audition process in the United States. A brief overview of Stokowski's audition process for the American Symphony provides some insight and context for the interviews that follow.

Title Symphony
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Release 2008
Category Orchestra
Total Pages
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Foundation News
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Release 1982
Category Endowment of research
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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