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Dreaming of Elsewhere: Observations on Home

Dreaming of Elsewhere: Observations on Home

Esi Edugyan interlaces fact and fiction, storytelling and dreaming to capture the essence of belonging.

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ISBN 9780888648365
Barcode 9780888648365
Published 26 May 2014 by The University of Alberta Pres
Available in EPUB format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en
Author(s) By Edugyan, Esi
Introduction by Endicott, Marina
Series Henry Kreisel Memorial Lecture Series
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ISBN-13 9780888648365
ISBN-10 0888648367
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher The University of Alberta Pres
Imprint The University of Alberta Press
Publication Date 26 May 2014
International Publication Date 8 March 2014
Publication Country Canada Canada
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Edugyan, Esi
Introduction by Endicott, Marina
Series Henry Kreisel Memorial Lecture Series
Category Literature: History & Criticism
Literature: Texts
Essays, Journals, Letters & Other Prose Works
Other Prose: Classical, Early & Medieval
Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: General
Biography & Autobiography: Literary
Literature: Special Interest
Travel Writing
Number of Pages 56
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Biography: Literary
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 304.23
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Electronic Book

Home, for me, was not a birthright, but an invention.. It seems to me when we speak of home we are speaking of several things, often at once, muddled together into an uneasy stew. We say home and mean origins, we say home and mean belonging. These are two different things: where we come from, and where we are. Writing about belonging is not a simple task. Esi Edugyan chooses to intertwine fact and fiction, objective and subjective in an effort to find out if one can belong to more than one place, if home is just a place or if it can be an idea, a person, a memory, or a dream. How "home" changes, how it changes us, and how every farewell carries the promise of a return. Readers of Canadian literature, armchair travellers, and all citizens of the global village will enjoy her explorations and reflections, as we follow her from Ghana to Germany, from Toronto to Budapest, from Paris to New York.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review ...Esi Edugyan offers an eloquent meditation on identity, culture and belonging in Dreaming of Elsewhere: Observations on Home.... A wise, elegant and engrossing read.

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Author's Bio

Esi Edugyan's novel, Half-Blood Blues, won the 2011 Scotiabank Giller Prize for Fiction. It was a finalist for the Man Booker Prize, the Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction, the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, and was longlisted for the 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction. Edugyan has held fellowships in the US, Scotland, Iceland, Germany, Hungary, Finland, Spain, and Belgium. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia.

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