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The Resource One day I will write about this place : a memoir, Binyavanga Wainaina

One day I will write about this place : a memoir, Binyavanga Wainaina

Label
One day I will write about this place : a memoir
Title
One day I will write about this place
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Binyavanga Wainaina
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The author tumbled through his middle class Kenyan childhood out of kilter with the world around him. This world came to him as a chaos of loud and colorful sounds: the hair dryers at his mother's beauty parlor, black mamba bicycle bells, mechanics in Nairobi, the music of Michael Jackson. In this memoir, the author takes us through his school days, his mother's religious period, his failed attempt to study in South Africa as a computer programmer, a moving family reunion in Uganda, and his travels around Kenya. The landscape in front of him always claims his main attention, but he also evokes the shifting political scene that unsettles his views on family, tribe, and nationhood. Throughout, reading is his refuge and his solace. And when, in 2002, a writing prize comes through, the door is opened for him to pursue the career that perhaps had been beckoning all along
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wainaina, Binyavanga
Dewey number
920.68
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9381.9.W25
LC item number
Z46 2011
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wainaina, Binyavanga
  • Authors, Kenyan
  • Kenya
  • Wainaina, Binyavanga
  • Wainaina, Binyavanga
  • Wainaina, Binyavanga
  • Authors, Kenyan
  • Manners and customs
  • Kenya
  • Écrivains africains de langue française
  • Kenya Parliamentary Journalists Association
  • Écrivains africains de langue anglaise
  • Kenya
  • South Africa
Label
One day I will write about this place : a memoir, Binyavanga Wainaina
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
681499651
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9781555975913
Lccn
2011923190
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)681499651
Label
One day I will write about this place : a memoir, Binyavanga Wainaina
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
681499651
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9781555975913
Lccn
2011923190
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)681499651

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