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The Resource I'm telling the truth, but I'm lying : essays, Bassey Ikpi

I'm telling the truth, but I'm lying : essays, Bassey Ikpi

Label
I'm telling the truth, but I'm lying : essays
Title
I'm telling the truth, but I'm lying
Title remainder
essays
Statement of responsibility
Bassey Ikpi
Title variation
Im telling the truth, but Im lying
Title variation remainder
essays
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Ikpi explores her life--as a Nigerian-American immigrant, a black woman, a slam poet, a mother, a daughter, an artist--through the lens of her mental health and diagnosis of bipolar II and anxiety. Her ... memoir in essays implodes our preconceptions of the mind and normalcy as [she] bares her own truths and lies for us all to behold with ... honesty and ... intimacy"--Publisher marketing
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10803547
Cataloging source
BYV
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Ikpi, Bassey
Dewey number
  • 616.89/50092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC516
LC item number
.I375 2019
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Ikpi, Bassey
  • Manic-depressive persons
  • Manic-depressive illness
  • Mentally ill
  • Nigerian Americans
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essays
Label
I'm telling the truth, but I'm lying : essays, Bassey Ikpi
Instantiates
Publication
Note
On the title page, the phrase "But I'm lying" is upside down, backwards, and embedded in the first part of the title. On the spine, the phrase is in the right position, but is also upside down and backwards
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The first essay is to prove to you that I have a childhood -- When they come for me -- The hands that held me -- Young girls they do get weary -- Yaka -- Becoming a liar -- Tehuti -- The quiet before -- Take two for pain -- Like a war -- This is what happens -- What it feels like -- Beauty in the breakdown -- It has a name -- Side effects may include -- Life sentence -- As hopeless as smoke -- The day before -- We don't wear blues -- Some days are fine -- When we bleed -- Searching for magic,
Control code
on1101639650
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 257 pages
Isbn
9780062698346
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1101639650
Label
I'm telling the truth, but I'm lying : essays, Bassey Ikpi
Publication
Note
On the title page, the phrase "But I'm lying" is upside down, backwards, and embedded in the first part of the title. On the spine, the phrase is in the right position, but is also upside down and backwards
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The first essay is to prove to you that I have a childhood -- When they come for me -- The hands that held me -- Young girls they do get weary -- Yaka -- Becoming a liar -- Tehuti -- The quiet before -- Take two for pain -- Like a war -- This is what happens -- What it feels like -- Beauty in the breakdown -- It has a name -- Side effects may include -- Life sentence -- As hopeless as smoke -- The day before -- We don't wear blues -- Some days are fine -- When we bleed -- Searching for magic,
Control code
on1101639650
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 257 pages
Isbn
9780062698346
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1101639650

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