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The Resource Everfair : a novel, Nisi Shawl

Everfair : a novel, Nisi Shawl

Label
Everfair : a novel
Title
Everfair
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Nisi Shawl
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Everfair is a wonderful Neo-Victorian alternate history novel that explores the question of what might have come of Belgium's disastrous colonization of the Congo if the native populations had learned about steam technology a bit earlier. Fabian Socialists from Great Britian join forces with African-American missionaries to purchase land from the Belgian Congo's "owner, " King Leopold II. This land, named Everfair, is set aside as a safe haven, an imaginary Utopia for native populations of the Congo as well as escaped slaves returning from America and other places where African natives were being mistreated. Nisi Shawl's speculative masterpiece manages to turn one of the worst human rights disasters on record into a marvelous and exciting exploration of the possibilities inherent in a turn of history. Everfair is told from a multiplicity of voices: Africans, Europeans, East Asians, and African Americans in complex relationships with one another, in a compelling range of voices that have historically been silenced. Everfair is not only a beautiful book but an educational and inspiring one that will give the reader new insight into an often ignored period of history
Cataloging source
PABRO
Citation location within source
  • August 01, 2016
  • August 01, 2016
  • August 01, 2016
Citation source
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Booklist
  • Library Journal
  • Publishers Weekly Starred Reviews
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shawl, Nisi
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.H3947
LC item number
E94 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Léopold
  • Imaginary places
  • Utopias
  • Congo (Democratic Republic)
Label
Everfair : a novel, Nisi Shawl
Instantiates
Publication
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
BRDBD16238005
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
384 pages
Isbn
9780765338051
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780765338051
  • (OCoLC)918994463
Label
Everfair : a novel, Nisi Shawl
Publication
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
BRDBD16238005
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
384 pages
Isbn
9780765338051
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780765338051
  • (OCoLC)918994463

Library Locations

    • Lewisville Public LibraryBorrow it
      1197 W. Main St., Lewisville, TX, 75067, US
      33.0422012 -97.02392920000001
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