The Resource Radiance of tomorrow : [a novel], Ishmael Beah

Radiance of tomorrow : [a novel], Ishmael Beah

Label
Radiance of tomorrow : [a novel]
Title
Radiance of tomorrow
Title remainder
[a novel]
Statement of responsibility
Ishmael Beah
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A haunting, beautiful first novel by the bestselling author of A Long Way Gone. When Ishmael Beah's A Long Way Gone was published in 2007, it soared to the top of bestseller lists, becoming an instant classic: a harrowing account of Sierra Leone's civil war and the fate of child soldiers that "everyone in the world should read" (The Washington Post). Now Beah, whom Dave Eggers has called "arguably the most read African writer in contemporary literature," has returned with his first novel, an affecting, tender parable about postwar life in Sierra Leone. At the center of Radiance of Tomorrow are Benjamin and Bockarie, two longtime friends who return to their hometown, Imperi, after the civil war. The village is in ruins, the ground covered in bones. As more villagers begin to come back, Benjamin and Bockarie try to forge a new community by taking up their former posts as teachers, but they're beset by obstacles: a scarcity of food; a rash of murders, thievery, rape, and retaliation; and the depredations of a foreign mining company intent on sullying the town's water supply and blocking its paths with electric wires. As Benjamin and Bockarie search for a way to restore order, they're forced to reckon with the uncertainty of their past and future alike. With the gentle lyricism of a dream and the moral clarity of a fable, Radiance of Tomorrow is a powerful novel about preserving what means the most to us, even in uncertain times"--
  • "In the aftermath of the war in Sierra Leone, a village comes together to regain the beauty of life as it was in the past"--
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beah, Ishmael
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Interest level
UG
LC call number
PS3602.E2417
LC item number
R33 2014
Literary form
fiction
Reading level
6.6
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civil War (Sierra Leone : 1991-2002)
  • Villages
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Cultural Heritage
  • Villages
  • Sierra Leone
  • Sierra Leone
Label
Radiance of tomorrow : [a novel], Ishmael Beah
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn844728396
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 242 pages
Isbn
9780374246020
Lccn
2013036856
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)844728396
  • (Sirsi) a1701304
Label
Radiance of tomorrow : [a novel], Ishmael Beah
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn844728396
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 242 pages
Isbn
9780374246020
Lccn
2013036856
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)844728396
  • (Sirsi) a1701304

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