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The Resource Like a mule bringing ice cream to the sun, Sarah Ladipo Manyika

Like a mule bringing ice cream to the sun, Sarah Ladipo Manyika

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Like a mule bringing ice cream to the sun
Title
Like a mule bringing ice cream to the sun
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Sarah Ladipo Manyika
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Morayo Da Silva, a cosmopolitan Nigerian woman, lives in San Francisco. Almost seventy-five, she has a zest for life and enjoys road trips in her vintage Porsche. But when Morayo has an accident, crushing her independence, she is prompted to reassess her relationships and recollect her past life and loves
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Review
Age is no barrier to enjoying life in Manyika’s short novel. Dr. Morayo Da Silva, who was born in Jos, Nigeria, and now lives alone in San Francisco, is approaching her 75th birthday. The tale begins with a typical day in the retired professor’s life: puttering about her apartment, choosing beautiful garments, enjoying a stroll, and interacting with others in her neighborhood. A fall sends her to the Good Life Rehabilitation Center for a brief period but, even here, she eschews a bland existence, preferring to live vicariously through her books and to meet new people. A few chapters are written from the perspective of others in her orbit, including Sunshine, her young friend, and Toussaint, the substitute cook at the rehab center. Morayo’s memories are of days with her former husband, Caesar, a diplomat, and with Antonio, a lover from her past. Everything isn’t perfect for Morayo, and at one point she declares to herself that “old age is massacre,” but she faces her challenges with joie de vivre and determination. This is quiet, striking, and affecting portrait of a life, and readers will appreciate the nuance that lies beneath the apparent straightforwardness. (Apr.) --Staff (Reviewed 04/10/2017) (Publishers Weekly, vol 264, issue 15, p)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10570844
Cataloging source
CDX
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1968-
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Manyika, Sarah Ladipo
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Nigerians
  • Aging
  • Aging
  • FICTION / African American / Contemporary Women
  • FICTION / Contemporary Women
  • FICTION / Literary
  • San Francisco (Calif.)
  • California
Label
Like a mule bringing ice cream to the sun, Sarah Ladipo Manyika
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Publication
Copyright
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Novel
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
1826742
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
118 pages
Isbn
9781911115045
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781911115045
  • (OCoLC)947284955
Label
Like a mule bringing ice cream to the sun, Sarah Ladipo Manyika
Publication
Copyright
Note
Novel
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
1826742
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
118 pages
Isbn
9781911115045
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781911115045
  • (OCoLC)947284955

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