The Resource This side jordan, A Novel, Margaret Laurence

This side jordan, A Novel, Margaret Laurence

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This side jordan, A Novel
Title
This side jordan
Title number
A Novel
Statement of responsibility
Margaret Laurence
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Best known for her novels about the Canadian prairie, Margaret Laurence began her career writing about West Africa. Based on her experience living with her husband on the Gold Coast (now Ghana) in the years just before independence, This Side Jordan confronts issues of race relations, sexism, and colonial exploitation.This lyrical, vivid novel addresses all of the tensions of the time: the excitement, anticipation, and dread felt by both the Africans and the English as they confronted a new order. The books hero, a school teacher torn between duty to his tribe and aspirations for his countrys future in the modern world, names his son Joshua as a sign of hope that he will claim and enjoy his homeland. This Side Jordan anticipates many of the political and racial issues that were to plague Ghana over the next fifty years. Evocative and poignant, it is a subtle study of the effects of colonialism, culture clash, and the resilience of hope in new political identity.Highly recommended as a good and timely read.Library Journal
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Midwest
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Laurence, Margaret
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Fiction
Target audience
adult
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This side jordan, A Novel, Margaret Laurence
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT13285391
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780226923895
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT13285391
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
13285391
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
This side jordan, A Novel, Margaret Laurence
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT13285391
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780226923895
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT13285391
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
13285391
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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