An Orchestra of Minorities

By Obioma, Chigozie

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9780316412391 9780316412414
Publisher
Little, Brown


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Starred Review on November 1, 2018  |  Fiction

Influences like Homer's Odyssey, Shakespeare's Othello, and The Divine Comedy inform Obioma's examination of the Igbo tribe's cosmology of destiny vs. the Christian tenet of free will. This conflict is told through the compelling narrative voice of a "chi," or guardian spirit, as it appeals to the gods on behalf of its host, the chicken farmer Chinonso Solomon Olisa. A chance encounter on a bridge with a woman named Ndali who is contemplating suicide changes the trajectory of Chinonso's...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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