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Taduno's song : a novel, Odafe Atogun

Label
Taduno's song : a novel
Title
Taduno's song
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Odafe Atogun
Title variation
Tadunos song
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A stunning debut from a fresh Nigerian literary voice: a mesmerizing, deceptively simple, Kafkaesque narrative, resonant of the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice and lightly informed by the life of Nigerian musical superstar Fela Kuti--a powerful story of love, sacrifice, and courage. The day a stained brown envelope reaches Taduno from his homeland, he knows that the time has come to return from exile. Arriving full of hope, the musician discovers that his people no longer recognize him and no one recalls his voice. His girlfriend, Lela, has disappeared, abducted by government agents. He wanders through his house in search of clues but all traces of his old life have been erased. As he becomes aware that all that is left of himself is an emptiness, Taduno finds new purpose: to unravel the mystery of his lost life and find his lost love. But soon he must face a difficult decision: to fight the power or save his woman, to sing for love or for his people"--
Summary
A first novel by a rising Nigerian author, lightly informed by the life of music superstar Fela Kuti, follows the experiences of musician Taduno, who returns from exile to his homeland only to discover that he has been forgotten and his girlfriend has been abducted by government agents
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10554453
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Atogun, Odafe
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9387.9.A834
LC item number
T33 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Musicians
  • Exiles
  • Homecoming
  • Dictatorship
  • Choice (Psychology)
  • Nigeria
Target audience
adult
Label
Taduno's song : a novel, Odafe Atogun
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Previously published : Edinburgh : Canongate Books Ltd, 2016
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
234 pages
Isbn
9781101871454
Lccn
2016034961
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 951753644
  • (OCoLC)951753644
Label
Taduno's song : a novel, Odafe Atogun
Publication
Note
Previously published : Edinburgh : Canongate Books Ltd, 2016
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
234 pages
Isbn
9781101871454
Lccn
2016034961
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 951753644
  • (OCoLC)951753644

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