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The Resource Africaville : A Novel/, Jeffrey Colvin, (electronic resource)

Africaville : A Novel/, Jeffrey Colvin, (electronic resource)

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Africaville : A Novel/
Title
Africaville
Title remainder
A Novel/
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey Colvin
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Set in a small Nova Scotia town settled by former slaves, [the novel] depicts several generations of one family bound together and torn apart by blood, faith, time, and fate. Structured as a triptych, Africaville chronicles the lives of three generations of the Sebolt family--Kath Ella, her son Omar/Etienne, and her grandson Warner--whose lives unfold against the tumultuous events of the twentieth century from the Great Depression of the 1930s, through the social protests of the 1960s to the economic upheavals in the 1980s. A century earlier, Kath Ella's ancestors established a new home in Nova Scotia. Like her ancestors, Kath Ella's life is shaped by hardship--she struggles to conceive and to provide for her family during the long, bitter Canadian winters. She must also contend with the locals' lingering suspicions about the dark-skinned "outsiders" who live in their midst. Kath Ella's fierce love for her son, Omar, cannot help her overcome the racial prejudices that linger in this remote, tight-knit place. As he grows up, the rebellious Omar refutes the past and decides to break from the family, threatening to upend all that Kath Ella and her people have tried to build. Over the decades, each successive generation drifts further from Africaville, yet they take a piece of this indelible place with them as they make their way to Montreal, Vermont, and beyond, to the deep South of America. As it explores notions of identity, passing, cross-racial relationships, the importance of place, and the meaning of home, Africaville tells the larger story of the black experience in parts of Canada and the United States"--
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Colvin, Jeffrey
Literary form
fiction
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  • Slaves
  • African Americans
  • Blacks
  • Blacks
  • Race relations
  • Passing (Identity)
  • Families
  • African Americans
  • Slaves
  • Nova Scotia
Label
Africaville : A Novel/, Jeffrey Colvin, (electronic resource)
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Electronic book
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unknown
Extent
  • 1 online resource
  • 384 p.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062913739
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v6nyoz9
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Electronic reproduction.
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unknown sound
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  • other
  • remote
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  • Format: Adobe EPUB
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Label
Africaville : A Novel/, Jeffrey Colvin, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
Electronic book
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
  • 1 online resource
  • 384 p.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062913739
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
v6nyoz9
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
  • Format: Adobe EPUB
  • Requires: cloudLibrary (file size: 802.0 KB)

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