WorldCat Identities

Cheney-Coker, Syl 1945-

Overview
Works: 14 works in 74 publications in 2 languages and 4,648 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Poetry  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR9393.9.C5, 823
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Syl Cheney-Coker
Sacred River : a novel by Syl Cheney-Coker ( )
6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The reincarnation of a legendary nineteenth-century Caribbean emperor as a contemporary African leader is at the heart of this novel. Sacred River deals with the extraordinary lives, hopes, powerful myths, stories, and tragedies of the people of a modern West African nation. It is also the compelling love story of an idealistic philosophy professor and an ex-courtesan of incomparable beauty. Two hundred years after his death, the great Haitian emperor Henri Christophe miraculously appears in a dream to Tankor Satani, president of the fictional West African country of Kissi, with instructions for Tankor to continue Henri Christophe's rule, which had been interrupted by "that damned Napoleon." Ambitious in scope, Sacred River is a diaspora-inspired novel, in which Cheney-Coker has tackled the major themes of politics, social strife, crime and punishment, and human frailty and redemption in Malagueta, the fictional, magical town and its surroundings first created by the author in The Last Harmattan of Alusine Dunbar, for which he was awarded the coveted Commonwealth Writers' Prize. Sacred River is equally about love and politics, and marks the return to fiction of one of Africa's major writers"--
The graveyard also has teeth : with Concerto for an exile : poems by Syl Cheney-Coker ( Book )
14 editions published between 1973 and 2006 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The last harmattan of Alusine Dunbar by Syl Cheney-Coker ( Book )
17 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The blood in the desert's eyes : poems by Syl Cheney-Coker ( Book )
9 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Concerto for an exile: poems by Syl Cheney-Coker ( Book )
8 editions published between 1973 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stone child, and other poems by Syl Cheney-Coker ( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
African artists and mass media by Syl Cheney-Coker ( )
1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
America's heritage in Sierra Leone by Syl Cheney-Coker ( )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Concerto for an exile by Syl Cheney-Coker ( )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Cheyney-Coker, Syl.
Cheyney-Coker, Syl 1945-
Coker, Syl Cheney-.
Coker Syl Cheney- 1945-....
Languages
English (70)
German (2)
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