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Atta, Sefi

Overview
Works: 20 works in 111 publications in 7 languages and 2,379 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Feminist fiction  Domestic fiction  Educational films  Internet videos  Short stories  History  Bildungsromans  Documentary films 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3601.T78, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Sefi Atta
Everything good will come : a novel by Sefi Atta( Book )

43 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story about Enitan Taiwo and Sheri Bakare, two Nigerian girls in 1971, one who is prepared to manipulate the traditional system and one who attempts to defy it
A bit of difference by Sefi Atta( Book )

23 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and French and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At thirty-nine, Deola Bello, a Nigerian expatriate in London, is dissatisfied with being single and working overseas. Deola works as a financial reviewer for an international charity, and when her job takes her back to Nigeria in time for her father's five-year memorial service, she finds herself turning her scrutiny inward. In Nigeria, Deola encounters changes in her family and in the urban landscape of her home, and new acquaintances who offer unexpected possibilities. Deola's journey is as much about evading others' expectations to get to the heart of her frustration as it is about exposing the differences between foreign images of Africa and the realities of contemporary Nigerian life. Deola's urgent, incisive voice captivates and guides us through the intricate layers and vivid scenes of a life lived across continents
Swallow by Sefi Atta( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of two women who struggle with problems of gender, class and life in the city of Lagos
News from home : stories by Sefi Atta( Book )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atta lives in the U.S., and this powerful collection is about the search for home. In the irreverent title story, a young Nigerian gets a job as a nanny for a New Jersey family; she sneers at their African decor, but what dazzles her is the mall (scented toilet paper!). When Americans ask her where shes from, she ends up saying Africa; they dont know Nigeria. As gentle as it is horrifying, Last Trip is about a courier from Lagos who boards a plane for London with a half-million dollars worth of heroin in her stomach; her commission will help care for her disabled son. In Twilight Trek, illegals are on a modern biblical exodus across the blazing Sahara desert; the wry narrator is desperate (Death I could live with), even as he confronts horrific global prejudice (foreign embassies dont grant Africans like us visas)
Wole Soyinka: Child of the Forest( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of literary lion and political activist, Wold Soyinka
Nur ein Teil von dir : Roman by Sefi Atta( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

34th annual conference of the African Literature Association (ALA), 22-27 April 2008 by African Literature Association( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conference theme "African and African diaspora women writers, global challenges and cultural identity."
Lawless and other stories by Sefi Atta( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hagel auf Zamfara by Sefi Atta( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in German and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zwölf Geschichten von Menschen aus Nigeria auf ihrer Suche nach dem eigenen Weg. (Quelle: Buchdeckel verso)
The bead collector by Sefi Atta( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De tuin van gebroken geluk : een jeugd in Lagos by Sefi Atta( Recording )

1 edition published in 2010 in Dutch and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De levensverhalen van twee heel verschillende jonge Afrikaanse vrouwen die leven in Nigeria van 1971 tot 1995
SEFI ATTA : selected plays by Sefi Atta( Book )

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

Cries from the heart stories from around the world : stage 2 (700 headwords) by Sefi Atta( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Allt gott ska komma dig till del by Sefi Atta( Recording )

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

 
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Everything good will come : a novel
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SwallowNews from home : storiesCries from the heart stories from around the world : stage 2 (700 headwords)
Alternative Names
Atta, Sefi 1964-

Sefi Atta Amerikaans schrijfster

Sefi Atta écrivaine nigériane

Sefi Atta nigerianische Schriftstellerin

Sefi Atta scrittrice statunitense

Атта, Сефи

Сэфі Ата

セフィ・アッタ

Languages
English (81)

French (12)

German (7)

Spanish (5)

Swedish (2)

Italian (2)

Dutch (2)