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Okparanta, Chinelo

Works: 11 works in 56 publications in 5 languages and 1,865 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Lesbian fiction  Short stories  Bildungsromans  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Literature  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Dissertant
Classifications: PS3615.K73, 813.6
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Chinelo Okparanta
Under the udala trees by Chinelo Okparanta( Book )

20 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 1,223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ijeoma, a young Nigerian girl displaced during their civil war, begins a powerful love affair with another refugee girl from a different ethnic community. When the pair are discovered, she must learn the cost of living a lie amidst taboos and prejudices. Even as her nation contends with and recovers from the effects of war and division, Ijeoma seeks a glimmer of hope for a future where a woman might just be able to shape her life around truth and love
Happiness, like water : stories by Chinelo Okparanta( Book )

16 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and French and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of short stories centering around Nigerian women as they build lives out of hope, faith, and doubt, following such characters as a young woman faced with a dangerous decision to save her mother and a woman in love with another despite the penalties
Under the udala trees : a novel by Chinelo Okparanta( Recording )

12 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by Nigeria's folktales and war, Under the udala trees is a deeply searching, powerful debut about the dangers of living and loving openly. Ijeoma comes of age as her nation does; born before independence, she is eleven when civil war breaks out in the young republic of Nigeria. Sent away to safety, she meets another displaced child, and the star-crossed pair fall in love. They are from different ethnic communities. They are also both girls. When their love is discovered, Ijeoma learns that she will have to hide this part of herself. But there is a cost to living inside a lie. As Edwidge Danticat has made personal the legacy of Haiti's political coming-of-age, Okparanta's Under the udala trees uses one woman's lifetime to examine the ways in which Nigerians continue to struggle toward selfhood. Even as their nation contends with and recovers from the effects of war and division, Nigerian lives are wrecked and lost from taboo and prejudice. But this story offers a glimmer of hope-a future where a woman might just be able to shape her life around truth and love
Under udalatrærne by Chinelo Okparanta( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in Norwegian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Etter at Ijeomas far blir drept sørger moren hennes så mye over tapet at hun velger å sende datteren bort til slektninger. På sitt nye hjemsted møter Ijeoma den unge jenta Amina, som hun forelsker seg i. Men den forbudte kjærligheten mellom dem blir oppdaget. Dette leder til en rekke hendelser som ender med at Ijeoma gifter seg med barndomsvennen Chibundu, et ekteskap hun mistrives sterkt i. Det blir etter hvert klart for Ijeoma at hun må foreta noen vanskelige valg for å ta ansvar for sin egen fremtid. Den nigerianske borgerkrigen, eller Biafrakrigen, danner bakteppe for denne romanen om den unge jenta som blir forsøkt tvunget inn i konformitet og et tradisjonelt familiemønster, men som likevel ender med å gå sine egne veier. Omtalen er utarbeidet av BS
Sous les branches de l'Udala by Chinelo Okparanta( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"1968. Le Nigeria et la jeune république du Biafra se déchirent, les conflits interethniques sont chaque jour plus meurtriers, la population sombre peu à peu dans le désespoir. Au cœur de cet océan de violence, la jeune Ijeoma tombe amoureuse d’Amina. La relation des deux adolescentes est rapidement découverte et tous, mères, pères, voisins, amis, se chargent de leur rappeler qu’aux yeux de Dieu et de la loi, leur amour est criminel. Pour Ijeoma, un choix se dessine alors : se cacher et suivre ses désirs ; ou s’oublier et jouer le rôle que la société lui impose. Une existence prisonnière du mensonge, est-ce la seule issue qui s’offre à Ijeoma ?" -- Site internet de l'éditeur
Tin House by Win McCormack( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

From the website: Travel, like great writing, makes us look at the world through new eyes. This past summer I searched for stories over four continents, from Florence to Portland to Lima to Brisbane. And I was continually rewarded by narrative, in its many forms, from the 15th century paintings in Florence and Cuzco, to poems I heard read aloud in Portland and Brisbane. After a week deep in the Amazon, I was hardly a local but I became acclimated enough to see and appreciate everything I'd missed when I first arrived. It is the same with reading--we enter every new work of fiction or poetry as a stranger, an outsider, and if the author is a sure and able guide, as Steven Millhauser is in "Arcadia" or Paul Willems is in "Cathedral of Mist," then his world becomes a place we experience on all levels. Such authenticity transcends borders, language, and time. In rare moments of transcendence my experience of a story or poem felt like a slap to the face. The alchemical mix of language and idea so jarred me that I was forced to reexamine my previous assumptions. One such instance was when Major Jackson read from his epic poem-in-progress, "OK Cupid," at our Writer's Workshop in Portland. There was a collective intake of breath when he launched and it seemed like no one exhaled until the last line. I hope it hits you as hard as it did us
Shelter and other stories by Chinelo Okparanta( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Snapshots : nouvelles voix du Caine Prize( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Conjunctions Magazine records by Bradford Morrow( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This collection contains author files, correspondence, edited setting copies, first author's corrected galleys, publisher's corrected galleys, various sets of corrected editorial galleys and proofs, second proofs, final mock-ups, many original typescripts and some xeroxes either with original holograph corrections by the author, editor, and/or printer, bluelines and camera-ready materials. The material dates from 1970 to 2008, with the bulk from 1990 to 2007
Gränser( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in Swedish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Unter den Udala Bäumen Roman by Chinelo Okparanta( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in German and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Chinelo Okparanta

Chinelo Okparanta Amerikaans romanschrijfster

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