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The Resource Adua, Igiaba Scego ; translated by Jamie Richards

Adua, Igiaba Scego ; translated by Jamie Richards

Label
Adua
Title
Adua
Statement of responsibility
Igiaba Scego ; translated by Jamie Richards
Title variation
a novel
Creator
Contributor
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
A searing novel about a young immigrant woman's dream of freedom in Rome and the legacies of her African past
Member of
Summary
Adua, an immigrant from Somalia to Italy, has lived in Rome for nearly forty years. She came seeking freedom from a strict father and an oppressive regime, but her dreams of becoming a film star ended in shame. Now that the civil war in Somalia is over, her homeland beckons. Yet Adua has a husband who needs her, a young man, also an immigrant, who braved a dangerous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea. When her father, who worked as an interpreter for Mussolini's fascist regime, dies, Adua inherits the family home. She must decide whether to make the journey back to reclaim her material inheritance, but also how to take charge of her own story and build a future
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10567488
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Scego, Igiaba
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Richards, Jamie
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Immigrants
  • Somalia
  • Immigrants
  • Italy
  • Somalia
Target audience
adult
Label
Adua, Igiaba Scego ; translated by Jamie Richards
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in Italian
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn959037171
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
183 pages
Isbn
9781939931450
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)959037171
Label
Adua, Igiaba Scego ; translated by Jamie Richards
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in Italian
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn959037171
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
183 pages
Isbn
9781939931450
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)959037171

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