The Resource Dance of the Jakaranda, Peter Kimani, (electronic resource)

Dance of the Jakaranda, Peter Kimani, (electronic resource)

Label
Dance of the Jakaranda
Title
Dance of the Jakaranda
Statement of responsibility
Peter Kimani
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Set in the shadow of Kenya's independence from Great Britain, Dance of the Jakaranda reimagines the special circumstances that brought black, brown and white men together to lay the railroad that heralded the birth of the nation. The novel traces the lives and loves of three men--preacher Richard Turnbull, the colonial administrator Ian McDonald, and Indian technician Babu Salim--whose lives intersect when they are implicated in the controversial birth of a child. Years later, when Babu's grandson Rajan--who ekes out a living by singing Babu's epic tales of the railway's construction--accidentally kisses a mysterious stranger in a dark nightclub, the encounter provides the spark to illuminate the three men's shared, murky past. With its riveting multiracial, multicultural cast and diverse literary allusions, Dance of the Jakaranda could well be a story of globalization. Yet the novel is firmly anchored in the African oral storytelling tradition, its language a dreamy, exalted, and earthy mix that creates new thresholds of identity, providing a fresh metaphor for race in contemporary Africa
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1971-
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Kimani, Peter
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Friendship
  • Race relations
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Railroad construction workers
  • Electronic books
  • Kenya
  • Kenya
Target audience
adult
Label
Dance of the Jakaranda, Peter Kimani, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11854977
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Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11854977
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11854977
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11854977
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Dance of the Jakaranda, Peter Kimani, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11854977
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11854977
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11854977
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11854977
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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