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Cheney-Coker, Syl 1945-

Overview
Works: 19 works in 92 publications in 2 languages and 5,496 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Fiction  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR9393.9.C5, 821
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Syl Cheney-Coker
The last harmattan of Alusine Dunbar by Syl Cheney-Coker( Book )

18 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and German and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The graveyard also has teeth : with Concerto for an exile : poems by Syl Cheney-Coker( Book )

16 editions published between 1973 and 2006 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The blood in the desert's eyes : poems by Syl Cheney-Coker( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concerto for an exile: poems by Syl Cheney-Coker( Book )

11 editions published between 1973 and 2006 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sacred River : a novel by Syl Cheney-Coker( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 161 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"--
Stone child, and other poems by Syl Cheney-Coker( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The road to Jamaica : elegy for the Afro by Syl Cheney-Coker( Book )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The graveyard also has teeth with Concerto for an exile : poems by Syl Cheney-Coker( )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concerto for an exile by Syl Cheney-Coker( )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The blood in the desert's eyes by Syl Cheney-Coker( )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 13 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

The graveyard also has teeth, with Concerto for an exile by Syl Cheney-Coker( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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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The last harmattan of Alusine Dunbar
Alternative Names
Cheyney-Coker, Syl.

Cheyney-Coker, Syl 1945-

Coker, Syl Cheney-.

Coker Syl Cheney- 1945-....

Syl Cheney-Coker écrivain sierra-léonais

Syl Cheney-Coker escritor sierraleonés

Syl Cheney Coker sierra-leonischer Schriftsteller

Чейни-Коукер, Сил

Languages
English (88)

German (3)

Covers
Stone child, and other poemsContemporary Black biography. profiles from the international Black community