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A Particular Kind of Black Man : a novel

Author: Tope Folarin
Publisher: [New York] : Simon & Schuster, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Living in small-town Utah has always been an uneasy fit for Tunde Akinola's family, especially for his Nigeria-born parents. Though Tunde speaks English with a Midwestern accent, he can't escape the children who rub his skin and ask why the black won't come off. As he struggles to fit in and find his place in the world, he finds little solace from his parents who are grappling with their own issues. One  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Folarin, Tope.
A Particular Kind of Black Man.
New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2019
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tope Folarin
ISBN: 9781501171826 1501171828
OCLC Number: 1109785551
Description: 1 online resource (166 pages)
Contents: Intro; Dedication; Epigraph; 1987-88; 1988-91; 1991-92; November 7, 2000; 1995-96; September 9, 2001; 2004; Acknowledgments; About the Author; Copyright
Responsibility: Tope Folarin.

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Living in small-town Utah has always been an uneasy fit for Tunde Akinola's family, especially for his Nigeria-born parents. Though Tunde speaks English with a Midwestern accent, he can't escape the children who rub his skin and ask why the black won't come off. As he struggles to fit in and find his place in the world, he finds little solace from his parents who are grappling with their own issues. One otherwise-ordinary morning, Tunde's mother wakes him and his baby brother and bundles them into the car, and takes them away from the only home they've ever known. But running away doesn't bring her, or her children, any relief from the demons that plague her; once Tunde's father tracks them down, she flees to Nigeria, and Tunde never feels at home again. He spends the rest of his childhood and young adulthood searching for connection. In so doing, he discovers something that sends him on a journey away from everything he has known.

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