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The Resource The face : cartography of the void, Chris Abani

The face : cartography of the void, Chris Abani

Label
The face : cartography of the void
Title
The face
Title remainder
cartography of the void
Statement of responsibility
Chris Abani
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In The Face: Cartography of the Void, acclaimed Nigerian-born author and poet Chris Abani has given us a profound and gorgeously wrought short memoir that navigates the stories written upon his own face. Beginning with his early childhood immersed in the lgbo culture of West Africa, Abani unfurls a lushly poetic, insightful, and funny narrative that investigates the roles that race, culture, and language play in fashioning our sense of self. As Abani so lovingly puts it, he contemplates 'all the people who have touched my face, slapped it, punched it, kissed it, washed it, shaved it. All of that human contact must leave some trace, dome of the need and anger that motivated that touch. This face is softened by it all. Made supple by all the wonder it beheld, all the kindness, all the generosity of life.' The Face: Cartography of the Void is a gift to be read, re-read, shared, and reasured, froman author at the height of his artistic powers."-Back cover
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
The face : cartography of the void, Chris Abani
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
ocn918284812
Dimensions
16 cm
Extent
89 pages
Isbn
9781632060433
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • BK0017560449
  • (OCoLC)918284812
Label
The face : cartography of the void, Chris Abani
Publication
Copyright
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
ocn918284812
Dimensions
16 cm
Extent
89 pages
Isbn
9781632060433
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • BK0017560449
  • (OCoLC)918284812

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