Additional actions:

Africaville : a novel / Jeffrey Colvin
Book | Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers | 2019 | First edition.
Available (FIC COLVIN)
close
view holdings

Items

Location Call No. Status Message
Brower Pk Fic FIC COLVIN CHECK SHELVES
Bushwick Fic FIC COLVIN CHECK SHELVES
Central 1st Fl - Lit Fiction FIC COLVIN CHECK SHELVES
Clinton Hill Fic FIC COLVIN CHECK SHELVES
Macon Fic FIC COLVIN CHECK SHELVES
Mill Basin Fic FIC COLVIN CHECK SHELVES
Stone Ave Fic FIC COLVIN CHECK SHELVES
Show fewer items
The checkbox checked. only show available The checkbox unchecked. only show available The checkbox checked. only show available The checkbox unchecked. only show available
view holdings

Items

Location Call No. Status Message
Brower Pk Fic FIC COLVIN DUE 01-19-21
Brower Pk Fic FIC COLVIN CHECK SHELVES
Bushwick Fic FIC COLVIN CHECK SHELVES
Central 1st Fl - Lit Fiction FIC COLVIN CHECK SHELVES
Clinton Hill Fic FIC COLVIN DUE 01-19-21
Clinton Hill Fic FIC COLVIN CHECK SHELVES
Dekalb Fic FIC COLVIN DUE 01-19-21
Flatbush Fic FIC COLVIN DUE 12-05-20
Macon Fic FIC COLVIN CHECK SHELVES
Mill Basin Fic FIC COLVIN CHECK SHELVES
Stone Ave Fic FIC COLVIN CHECK SHELVES
Show fewer items

More Details

Edition
First edition.
Description
371 pages ; 24 cm
Summary
"A ferociously talented writer makes his stunning debut with this richly woven tapestry, set in a small Nova Scotia town settled by former slaves, that 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. Vibrant and lyrical, filled with colorful details, and told in a powerful, haunting voice, this extraordinary novel--as atmospheric and steeped in history as The Known World, Barracoon, The Underground Railroad, and The Twelve Tribes of Hattie--is a landmark work from a sure-to-be major literary talent"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject
ISBN
9780062913722 :
0062913727 :
-
Browse Results
View in classic catalog MARC display
Back to top