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The Resource Butter honey pig bread : a novel, Francesca Ekwuyasi

Butter honey pig bread : a novel, Francesca Ekwuyasi

Label
Butter honey pig bread : a novel
Title
Butter honey pig bread
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Francesca Ekwuyasi
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Spanning three continents, Butter Honey Pig Bread tells the interconnected stories of three Nigerian women: Kambirinachi and her twin daughters, Kehinde and Taiye. Kambirinachi believes that she is an Ogbanje, or an Abiku, a non-human spirit that plagues a family with misfortune by being born and then dying in childhood to cause a human mother misery. She has made the unnatural choice of staying alive to love her human family but lives in fear of the consequences of her decision. Kambirinachi and her daughters become estranged from one another because of a trauma that Kehinde experiences in childhood, which leads her to move away and cut off all contact. She ultimately finds her path as an artist and seeks to raise a family of her own, despite her fear that she won't be a good mother. Meanwhile, Taiye is plagued by guilt for what her sister suffered and also runs away, attempting to fill the void of that lost relationship with casual flings with women. She eventually discovers a way out of her stifling loneliness through a passion for food and cooking. But now, after more than a decade of living apart, Taiye and Kehinde have returned home to Lagos. It is here that the three women must face each other and address the wounds of the past if they are to reconcile and move forward. "--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1990-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ekwuyasi, Francesca
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
819.32 E446
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Families
  • Conflict of generations
  • Homecoming
  • Forgiveness
  • Nigeria
  • Conflict of generations
  • Families
  • Forgiveness
  • Homecoming
  • Women
  • Nigeria
Target audience
adult
Label
Butter honey pig bread : a novel, Francesca Ekwuyasi
Instantiates
Publication
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
on1140380383
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
317 pages
Isbn
9781551528236
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Butter honey pig bread : a novel, Francesca Ekwuyasi
Publication
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
on1140380383
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
317 pages
Isbn
9781551528236
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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