An Orchestra of Minorities

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Chigozie Obioma
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4,57 MB
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An Orchestra of Minorities.pdf
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6370548442895

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From the Author of the Booker-shortlisted novel, The Fishermen'Obioma is truly the heir to Chinua Achebe' - New York TimesA 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" />LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019From the Author of the Booker-shortlisted novel, The Fishermen'Obioma is truly the heir to Chinua Achebe' - New York TimesA 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

⁣⁣ Obioma hopes An Orchestra of Minorities might spark a wider discussion about aspects of old African cultures that have been sidelined by European and American influence. "People my dad's ... Timely, portentous and powerful, [An Orchestra of Minorities] confirms Chigozie Obioma's remarkable talent (Lucy Scholes iNews) Told in the wise and watchful, sometimes mischievous voice of the 'chi' or Igbo spirit guardian of Chinonso, a poor poultry farmer, this is a profoundly humane epic love story . An Orchestra of Minorities is a 2019 novel by Nigerian author Chigozie Obioma.

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." An Orchestra of Minorities is a magisterial accomplishment by any measure, and particularly impressive for the way Obioma orchestrates a tableau in which humans and spirits must interact in a complex, emotionally rich-veined story.Few writers can match Obioma's astonishing range, his deft facility for weaving a mesmeric and triumphant fictive canvas in which - reminiscent of the ancient ... An Orchestra of Minorities is more expansive in form, broader in reach [than Obioma's previous novel] ... [As a result of the narrative strategy, Chinonso's] emotions can sometimes be hard to connect with when filtered through the distant lens of the chi. An Orchestra of Minorities Chigozie Obioma.

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