An Orchestra of Minorities

The story is extreme; yet its theme is a bid for mercy for that most fragile of creatures - a human' Eileen Battersby, Guardian

An Orchestra of Minorities

SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019 From the author of the Booker-shortlisted novel, The Fishermen FINANCIAL TIMES BEST BOOKS OF 2019 'Obioma is truly the heir to Chinua Achebe' New York Times 'A major new African writer' Salman Rushdie 'A profoundly humane epic love story' Booker Prize Judges 2019 A young farmer named Chinonso prevents a woman from falling to her death. Bonded by this strange night on the bridge, he and Ndali fall in love, but it is a mismatch according to her family who reject him because of his lowly status. Is it love or madness that makes Chinonso think he can change his destiny? Set across Nigeria and Cyprus, An Orchestra of Minorities, written in the mythic style of the Igbo tradition, weaves a heart-wrenching tale about fate versus free will. _______________________________________________________________________________ 'A spectacular artistic leap' Guardian 'Brilliantly original' The Economist 'A remarkable talent' Independent 'Few contemporary novels achieve the seductive panache of Obioma's heightened language, with its mixture of English, Igbo and colourful African-English phrases, and the startling clarity of the dialogue. The story is extreme; yet its theme is a bid for mercy for that most fragile of creatures - a human' Eileen Battersby, Guardian

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"-Boston Globe Set on the outskirts of Umuahia, Nigeria and narrated by a chi, or guardian spirit, An Orchestra of Minorities tells the story of Chinonso, a young poultry farmer whose soul is ignited when he sees a woman attempting to jump ...

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A heartbreaking story about a Nigerian poultry farmer who sacrifices everything to win the woman he loves, by Man Booker Finalist and author of The Fishermen, Chigozie Obioma. "It is more than a superb and tragic novel; it's a historical treasure."-Boston Globe Set on the outskirts of Umuahia, Nigeria and narrated by a chi, or guardian spirit, An Orchestra of Minorities tells the story of Chinonso, a young poultry farmer whose soul is ignited when he sees a woman attempting to jump from a highway bridge. Horrified by her recklessness, Chinonso joins her on the roadside and hurls two of his prized chickens into the water below to express the severity of such a fall. The woman, Ndali, is stopped her in her tracks. Bonded by this night on the bridge, Chinonso and Ndali fall in love. But Ndali is from a wealthy family and struggles to imagine a future near a chicken coop. When her family objects to the union because he is uneducated, Chinonso sells most of his possessions to attend a college in Cyprus. But when he arrives he discovers there is no place at the school for him, and that he has been utterly duped by the young Nigerian who has made the arrangements... Penniless, homeless, and furious at a world which continues to relegate him to the sidelines, Chinonso gets further away from his dream, from Ndali and the farm he called home. Spanning continents, traversing the earth and cosmic spaces, and told by a narrator who has lived for hundreds of years, the novel is a contemporary twist of Homer's Odyssey. Written in the mythic style of the Igbo literary tradition, Chigozie Obioma weaves a heart-wrenching epic about destiny and determination.

An Orchestra of Minorities

Set on the outskirts of Umuahia, Nigeria and narrated by a chi, or guardian spirit, AN ORCHESTRA OF MINORITIES tells the story of Chinonso, a young poultry farmer whose soul is ignited when he sees a woman attempting to jump from a highway ...

An Orchestra of Minorities

-- The Fishermen, Set on the outskirts of Umuahia, Nigeria and narrated by a chi, Bonded by this night on the bridge, Chinonso and Ndali fall in love. But Ndali is from a wealthy family and struggles to imagine a future near a chicken coop. When her family objects to the union because he is uneducated, Chinonso sells most of his possessions to attend a college in Cyprus. But when he arrives he discovers there is no place at the school for him, and that he has been utterly duped by the young Nigerian who has made the arrangements. Penniless, homeless, and furious at a world which continues to relegate him to the sidelines, Chinonso gets further away from his dream, from Ndali and the farm he called home. Spanning continents, traversing the earth and cosmic spaces, and told by a narrator who has lived for hundreds of years, the novel is a contemporary twist of Homer's Odyssey. Written in the mythic style of the Igbo literary tradition, Chigozie Obioma weaves a heart-wrenching epic about destiny and determination.

Aladinma

The reference to an orchestra of minorities in the book has to do with a scene that the writer observed— small chicks with their mother crying in frustration and helplessness as they watch a kite swoop in and carry off one of the chicks ...

Aladinma

The life of a public servant’s kid in Aladinma, a quiet neighboorhood in Imo state’s capital city of Owerri in Nigeria. As expected from a religious and hardworking family, the kid imbibes the family values and grows with the resilience needed to navigate the changing times from analogue to a digital age. In all his learnings though, nothing prepared him for the fight brewing inside a Dallas courtroom in a US federal criminal trial against a copyright thief where his character and resilience will be tested to the limit.

A History of the Booker Prize

On September 13, the 13-title long list was pared to six which, along with Atwood and Evaristo, included Lucy Ellmann's Ducks, Newburyport, Chigozie Obioma's An Orchestra of Minorities, Salman Rushdie's Quichotte, and Elif Shafak's 10 ...

A History of the Booker Prize

In this book, Merritt Moseley offers a brief history of the Booker Prize since 1992. With a short chapter covering each year, we follow the change in criteria, the highs and lows, short lists, winners, and controversies of the Booker Prize. The book also functions as an example of literary criticism for each of the books involved, analyzing the judging process and the winning books. Exploring themes such as literary vs. popular fiction, the role of Postcolonial work in what began as a very "British" prize, the role of marketing, publishing, and the Booker organization itself, the book offers a crucial view into literary prize culture. The book spends time looking at exclusions, as well as the overall role and function of the literary prize. What books aren’t included and why? Why has the Booker become so significant? This book will be of use to anyone with an interest in, or studying, contemporary literature, literary prizes, literary culture and British literature, as well as publishing studies.

Africa in Global History

... Cosmology right into the heart of his tragic global tale of love, racism, class and migration, An Orchestra of Minorities.71 As stated, there are more and more examples of this interweaving of spirituality into contemporary arts.

Africa in Global History

This handbook places emphasis on modern/contemporary times, and offers relevant sophisticated and comprehensive overviews. It aims to emphasize the religious, economic, political, cultural and social connections between Africa and the rest of the world and features comparisons as well as an interdisciplinary approach in order to examine the place of Africa in global history. "This book makes an important contribution to the discussion on the place of Africa in the world and of the world in Africa. An outstanding work of scholarship, it powerfully demonstrates that Africa is not marginal to global concerns. Its labor and resources have made our world, and the continent deserves our respect." – Mukhtar Umar Bunza, Professor of Social History, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, and Commissioner for Higher Education, Kebbi State, Nigeria "This is a deep plunge into the critical place of Africa in global history. The handbook blends a rich set of important tapestries and analysis of the conceptual framework of African diaspora histories, imperialism and globalization. By foregrounding the authentic voices of African interpreters of transnational interactions and exchanges, the Handbook demonstrates a genuine commitment to the promotion of decolonized and indigenous knowledge on African continent and its peoples." – Samuel Oloruntoba, Visiting Research Professor, Institute of African Studies, Carleton University

A History of the Republic of Biafra

Biafra is usually remembered as an Igbo ethno-nation or, less commonly, as an artifact of Nigerian federalism – an arbitrary assemblage of peoples or an “orchestra of minorities,” albeit one dominated by Igbos.79 Yet Biafra had meaning ...

A History of the Republic of Biafra

An accessible study demonstrating how the conditions of the Nigerian Civil War paved the way for the country's long experience of crime.

Joseph Ratzinger and the Future of African Theology

See Obioma, An Orchestra of Minorities; Adebayo, Stay with Me; Emezi, Freshwater. One must also mention a writer like Adichie, who has published some bestsellers like Half of a Yellow Sun, Purple Hibiscus, and Americanah.

Joseph Ratzinger and the Future of African Theology

This book engages the theology of Joseph Ratzinger/Pope Benedict XVI in dialogue with African Catholic theological concerns and challenges. After an Introduction by Matthew Levering arguing that African Catholic theology is an important resource for the whole Church, the book contains ten chapters by African and non-African Catholic theologians. Paulinus Odozor investigates whether and, if so, how the God of Jesus Christ stands in continuity with the God known to African Traditional Religions. Paul Ọlátúbọsún Àdajà addresses faith and reason in light of the current African anthropological crisis. Tegha Nji and Valery Akoh connect Ratzinger’s idea of “pro-existence” with traditional African understandings of solidarity. Jacob Phillips compares the theologies of Robert Cardinal Sarah and Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI. Dennis Kasule examines the requirements of a New Evangelization for Africa, in light of the case of Uganda. Joseph Lugalambi proposes that the Catholic liturgies of Africa are in need of reform. Mary-Reginald N. Anibueze explores the Eucharist as a socio-communitarian event. Emery de Gaál reflects upon Ratzinger/Benedict’s theology of inculturation. Joseph Ogbonnaya treats Caritas in Veritate with a focus upon the case of Nigeria. Maurice Ashley Agbaw-Ebai meditates upon Ratzinger’s understanding of political power.

Civil Rights Digest

Minority Player 4 3 102 Black 77 Asian American 54 Mexican American 4 American Indian 2 Puerto Rican Minorities comprised less than 3.5 percent of the musicians of the symphony orchestras . Although the orchestras surveyed range in size ...

Civil Rights Digest


The Black Musician and the White City

Since then, the CSO has hired several Black musicians trained in a school run by the orchestra for minority students. In establishing a training program for minority students, the CSO finally acknowledged that a city's orchestra should ...

The Black Musician and the White City

An exploration of the history of African American musicians in Chicago during the mid-20th century

Meeting the Psychoeducational Needs of Minority Students

As detailed in Whitman (2008), if a student in the orchestra engages in mild horseplay or even looks bored and unengaged, the conductor abruptly stops the rehearsal and singles the student out for public rebuke before a hushed audience.

Meeting the Psychoeducational Needs of Minority Students

"Dr. Frisby focuses a bright light on issues that often remainobscured in a fog of polemics, deeply held convictions, and genuineconcern for the plight of minority students. Meeting thePsychoeducational Needs of Minority Students cuts through thisfog with intense, sharp, clear thinking and data-drivenconclusions." —Jeffrey P. Braden, PhD, Professor of Psychology and Dean ofthe College of Humanities and Social Sciences, North Carolina StateUniversity "Going beyond superficial 'feel good' or 'feel bad' ideologiesto probe what really makes a difference in meeting the needs ofoften underserved populations, Craig Frisby provides acomprehensive, rigorous, well-written, and entertaining (honest!)work that addresses the intersection of race, ethnicity, andeducation." —Betty Henry, PhD, School Psychologist, California School forthe Blind "Dr. Frisby makes a perceptive and incisive assessment of muchof the multicultural ideology currently propagated in professionalpsychology and education and directly confronts some of the majorissues surrounding multiculturalism. Unlike many other critiquesthat have been proffered over the last few decades, however,Meeting the Psychoeducational Needs of Minority Studentsalso provides many concrete solutions for how to begin changing thecurrent milieu." —A. Alexander Beaujean, PhD, Associate Professor, BaylorUniversity A practical, research-based guide to facilitating positiveeducational outcomes for racial, ethnic, and language minoritystudents This timely book is written from the perspective of contemporaryschool psychology for a variety of school personnel, includingschool psychologists, teachers, guidance counselors, andadministrators, with coverage of: The problem of quack multiculturalism Home and family Context for school learning General cognitive ability, learning, and instruction Testing and assessment School discipline and behavior management Crime, delinquency, and gangs School district resources

Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations for 1983

Participants attend rehearsals and performances of the orchestra to learn the duties of a professional musician . ... The program has been an outstanding success in preparing talented minority musicians for careers in orchestras .

Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations for 1983


The Cultural Post

Money and Management a exserve as During their one - year fellowships , the minority musicians play every regular rehearsal and concert and participate in the orchestra's chamber music ensembles and in - school programs .

The Cultural Post


Minority Groups in the Republic of Vietnam

An orchestra of flutes , violins , drums , and cymbals played continually day and night . Day and night , the priestesses prepared meals to offer to the cadaver ; each time the veil was removed and afterwards replaced .

Minority Groups in the Republic of Vietnam


Inequalities in Health Care for Migrants and Ethnic Minorities

Effective leadership is another characteristic of good orchestras and healthcare teams. An effective leader provides clear explanations, encourages and listens to everyone's views, s/he is the embodiment of a good practice model, ...

Inequalities in Health Care for Migrants and Ethnic Minorities

Vol. 1 examines how much is known about migrant and ethnic minority health and where the barriers to scientific progress lie. Vol. 2 is concerned with the changes that are needed to improve the matching of health services to the needs of these groups.

Anatomy of the Orchestra

In English , in addition to the usual ' bass ' or ' double bass , ' the term ' string bass ' is sometimes used , especially in groups like dance or military bands in which string instruments are a minority .

Anatomy of the Orchestra

Before his death in 1994, Norman Del Mar was acknowledged as one of the world's foremost authorities on the orchestra. Anatomy of the Orchestra is written not only for fellow conductors, players, students, and professional musicians, but also for everyone interested in the performance of orchestral music.

The Perilous Life of Symphony Orchestras

A minority of orchestras own the concert halls in which they perform. Economists stress that they do not avoid rental expenses by owning the hall, however. For each performance, they incur an opportunity cost equal to the amount they ...

The Perilous Life of Symphony Orchestras

This book analyzes the economic challenges facing symphony orchestras and contrasts the experience of orchestras in the United States (where there is little direct government support) and abroad (where governments typically provide large direct subsidies). Robert J. Flanagan explains the tension between artistic excellence and financial jeopardy that confronts most symphony orchestras. He analyzes three complementary strategies for addressing orchestras’ economic challenges—raising performance revenues, slowing the growth of performance expenses, and increasing nonperformance income—and demonstrates that none of the three strategies alone is likely to provide economic security for orchestras.

Autopsy of an Orchestra

An Analysis of Factors Contributing to the Bankruptcy of the Oakland Symphony Orchestra Association M. Melanie Beene ... The Symphony was praised for its minority services , including its Festival of Black Music and its Minority ...

Autopsy of an Orchestra


Annual Report

Grants provided increased performance opportunities for emerging and mid - career artists , reflected sensitivity to minority participation at all levels , and enhanced outreach to diverse American audiences . In the orchestral realm ...

Annual Report

Reports for 1980-19 also include the Annual report of the National Council on the Arts.