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Foreign soil and other stories, Maxine Beneba Clarke

Label
Foreign soil and other stories
Title
Foreign soil and other stories
Statement of responsibility
Maxine Beneba Clarke
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From a new voice in international fiction, a prize-winning collection of stories that cross the world--Africa, London, the West Indies, Australia--and express the global experience "with exquisite sensitivity" (Dave Eggers, author of The Circle ). In this collection of award-winning stories, Maxine Beneba Clarke gives voice to the disenfranchised, the lost, and the mistreated. Her stories will challenge you, move you, and change the way you view this complex world we inhabit. Within these pages, a desperate asylum seeker is pacing the hallways of Sydney's notorious Villawood detention centre; a seven-year-old Sudanese boy has found solace in a patchwork bike; an enraged black militant is on the war-path through the rebel squats of 1960s Brixton; a Mississippi housewife decides to make the ultimate sacrifice to save her son from small-town ignorance; a young woman leaves rural Jamaica in search of her destiny; and a Sydney schoolgirl loses her way. In the bestselling tradition of novelists such as Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Marlon James, this urgent, poetic, and essential work announces the arrival of a fresh and talented voice in international fiction
Summary
This book is a collection of stories : a desperate asylum seeker is pacing the hallways of Sydney's notorious Villawood detention centre, a seven-year-old Sudanese boy has found solace in a patchwork bike, an enraged black militant is on the warpath through the rebel squats of 1960s Brixton, a Mississippi housewife decides to make the ultimate sacrifice to save her son from small-town ignorance, a young woman leaves rural Jamaica in search of her destiny, and a Sydney schoolgirl loses her way.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Australian Book Industry Awards, Literary Fiction Book of the Year, 2015.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10335859
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Clarke, Maxine Beneba
Dewey number
823/.914
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
short stories
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Race
  • Refugees
Target audience
adult
Label
Foreign soil and other stories, Maxine Beneba Clarke
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in 2014 by Hachette Australia."--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
David -- Harlem Jones -- Hope -- Foreign soil -- Shu Yi -- Railton Road -- Gaps in the hickory -- Big Islan -- The stilt fisherman of Kathaluwa -- Aviation -- The Sukiyaki Book Club
Control code
ocn944380460
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First 37 Ink/Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9781501136368
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)944380460
Label
Foreign soil and other stories, Maxine Beneba Clarke
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in 2014 by Hachette Australia."--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
David -- Harlem Jones -- Hope -- Foreign soil -- Shu Yi -- Railton Road -- Gaps in the hickory -- Big Islan -- The stilt fisherman of Kathaluwa -- Aviation -- The Sukiyaki Book Club
Control code
ocn944380460
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First 37 Ink/Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9781501136368
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)944380460

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