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The Resource Shadows of your black memory, Donato Ndongo ; translated and with a postscript by Michael Ugarte

Shadows of your black memory, Donato Ndongo ; translated and with a postscript by Michael Ugarte

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Shadows of your black memory
Title
Shadows of your black memory
Statement of responsibility
Donato Ndongo ; translated and with a postscript by Michael Ugarte
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Author
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
"Set during the last years of Spanish rule in Equatorial Guinea, Shadows of Your Black Memory presents the voice of a young African man reflecting on his childhood. Through the idealistic eyes of the nameless protagonist, Donato Ndongo portrays the cultural conflicts between Africa and Spain, ancestral worship competing with Catholicism, and tradition giving way to modernity. The backdrop of a nation moving toward a troubled independence parallels the young man's internal struggle to define his own identity. In this bildungsroman, Donato Ndongo masterfully exposes the cultural fissures of his native land. "Spanish Guinea" is a heated, sensual landscape with exotic animals and trees, ancient rituals, ghosts, saints, and sinners. We come to know the narrator's extended family, the people of his village, merchants, sorcerers, and Catholic priests; we see them critically at times, even humorously, yet always with compassion and a magical dignity." -Page 4 of cover
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Cataloging source
SBM
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1950-
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Ndongo-Bidyogo, Donato
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Spanish
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1949-
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Ugarte, Michael
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  • Young men
  • Africans
  • Religion and culture
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Africans
  • Religion and culture
  • Young men
  • Equatorial Guinea
Label
Shadows of your black memory, Donato Ndongo ; translated and with a postscript by Michael Ugarte
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in Spanish as Las tinieblas de tu memoria negra, ©1987"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 176-179)
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
979418620
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 179 pages
Isbn
9780997228700
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)979418620
Label
Shadows of your black memory, Donato Ndongo ; translated and with a postscript by Michael Ugarte
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in Spanish as Las tinieblas de tu memoria negra, ©1987"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 176-179)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
979418620
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 179 pages
Isbn
9780997228700
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)979418620

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