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A particular kind of black man

Author: Tope Folarin; Prentice Onayemi
Publisher: [New York] : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Fiction : English : UnabridgedView 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: Audiobooks
Domestic fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Audio book, etc., Internet resource
Document Type: Sound Recording, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tope Folarin; Prentice Onayemi
ISBN: 9781508294580 1508294585 9781508294597 1508294593
OCLC Number: 1101640636
Notes: Title from web page.
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Performer(s): Read by Prentice Onayemi.
Description: 5 audio discs (360 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
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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