The Resource Aftershocks : a memoir, Nadia Owusu

Aftershocks : a memoir, Nadia Owusu

Label
Aftershocks : a memoir
Title
Aftershocks
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Nadia Owusu
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Young Nadia Owusu followed her father, a United Nations official, from Europe to Africa and back again. Just as she and her family settled into a new home, her father would tell them it was time to say their goodbyes. The instability wrought by Nadia's nomadic childhood was deepened by family secrets and fractures, both lived and inherited. Her Armenian American mother, who abandoned Nadia when she was two, would periodically reappear, only to vanish again. Her father, a Ghanaian, the great hero of her life, died when she was thirteen. After his passing, Nadia's stepmother weighed her down with a revelation that was either a bombshell secret or a lie, rife with shaming innuendo. With these and other ruptures, Nadia arrived in New York as a young woman feeling stateless, motherless, and uncertain about her future, yet eager to find her own identity. What followed, however, were periods of depression in which she struggled to hold herself and her siblings together. Aftershocks is the way she hauled herself from the wreckage of her life's perpetual quaking, the means by which she has finally come to understand that the only ground firm enough to count on is the one written into existence by her own hand. Heralding a dazzling new writer, Aftershocks joins the likes of Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight and William Styron's Darkness Visible, and does for race identity what Maggie Nelson does for gender identity in The Argonauts"--
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Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1981-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Owusu, Nadia
Dewey number
305.8050973
Index
no index present
LC call number
E184.A1
LC item number
O94 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print biography and memoir
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Owusu, Nadia
  • Racially mixed women
  • Racially mixed women
  • Racially mixed people
  • Racially mixed people
  • Large type books
  • Large type books
  • Racially mixed people
  • Racially mixed people
  • Racially mixed women
  • United States
Label
Aftershocks : a memoir, Nadia Owusu
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
Control code
on1242020959
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
487 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432888701
Lccn
2021007585
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1242020959
Label
Aftershocks : a memoir, Nadia Owusu
Publication
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
on1242020959
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
487 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432888701
Lccn
2021007585
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1242020959

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