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The extinction of Menai : a novel

Author: Chuma Nwokolo
Publisher: Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, [2018] ©2018
Series: Modern African writing series
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In a novel of stunning scope, Chuma Nwokolo moves across time and place to deliver a story that speaks to urgent contemporary concerns. His characters' indelible voices offer perspectives that are simultaneously global, political, and intimately human. The place at The Extinction of Menai's heart is the Niger delta village of Kreektown, even as the action spans continents. The cause of the trouble is an unethical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nigerian fiction (English)
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Fiction
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Chuma Nwokolo
ISBN: 9780821446201 0821446207
OCLC Number: 1028637798
Awards: Commended for Publishers Weekly's Best Books 2018
Description: 1 online resource (372 pages)
Contents: Intro; Prologue; Extracts from the 1990 Interim Psychiatric Evaluation of the Menai People; Log One; Log Two; Epilogue.
Series Title: Modern African writing series
Responsibility: Chuma Nwokolo.

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In the early 1980s, a pharmaceutical company administers an unethical drug trial to residents of the Niger Delta village of Kreektown. When children die as a result, the dominoes of language  Read more...

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