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GraceLand

Abani, Christopher (Book - 2004)
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Born into poverty in the chaotic capital city of Nigeria, Elvis is tempted by the underworld and enters a life of crime, encountering beggers, musicians, and American pop culture as he tries to survive in postcolonial Nigeria.
Authors: Abani, Christopher
Title: GraceLand
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, c2004
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 321 p. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Chris Abani
Summary: Born into poverty in the chaotic capital city of Nigeria, Elvis is tempted by the underworld and enters a life of crime, encountering beggers, musicians, and American pop culture as he tries to survive in postcolonial Nigeria.
Awards & Distinctions: PEN/Hemingway Award, 2005
Alternate Title: Grace land
ISBN: 9780374165895
0374165890
9780312425289
0312425287
Branch Call Number: FICTION ABANI 2004
Subject Headings: Lagos (Nigeria) Fiction Teenage boys Fiction Fathers and sons Fiction Elvis Presley impersonators Fiction
Genre/Form: Bildungsromans
Domestic fiction
Topical Term: Teenage boys
Fathers and sons
Elvis Presley impersonators
LCCN: 2003012705
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A teenage Elvis impersonator from Lagos, struggles to find his own way out of the ghetto to Graceland.

Won the 2005 Silver Medal California Book Award for Fiction; the 2005 Hurston-Wright Legacy Award; and the 2005 Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award. • A teenage Elvis impersonator hoping to make his way out of the ghetto is broke, beset by floods and beatings by his alcoholic father, and has no job o... Read More »


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