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GraceLand

Author: Chris Abani
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Born into poverty in the chaotic capital city of Nigeria, Elvis is tempted by the underworld and enters a life of crime, encountering beggers, musicians, and American pop culture as he tries to survive in postcolonial Nigeria.
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Bildungsromans
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Abani
ISBN: 0374165890 9780374165895 0312425287 9780312425289
OCLC Number: 52458834
Awards: PEN/Hemingway Award, 2005.
Description: 321 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Chris Abani.
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Extraordinary...This book works brilliantly in two ways. As a convincing and un-patronizing record of life in a poor Nigerian slum, and as a frighteningly honest insight into a world skewed by casual Read more...

 
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