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The opposite house, Helen Oyeyemi

Label
The opposite house
Title
The opposite house
Statement of responsibility
Helen Oyeyemi
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Maja, daughter of a black Cuban couple, was only five years old when the family emigrated to London. Growing up, she speaks Spanish and English, but longs for a connection to her African roots. Now in her early twenties, Maja is haunted by the desire to make sense of the threads of her history; meanwhile, her mother has found comfort in Santería--a faith that melds Catholic saints and the Yoruba gods of West African religion. Maja's narrative is one of two parallel voices in this novel. Yemaya Saramagua speaks from the other side of the reality wall--in the Somewherehouse, which has two doors, one opening to London, the other to Lagos. A Yoruban goddess, Yemaya is troubled by the ease with which her fellow gods have disguised themselves as saints and reappeared under different names and faces. As Maja and Yemaya move closer to understanding themselves, they realize that the journey to discovering where home truly lies is at once painful and exhilarating.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Oyeyemi, Helen
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6115.Y49
LC item number
O67 2007
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Young women
  • Cubans
  • Santeria
  • Self-perception
Label
The opposite house, Helen Oyeyemi
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocm76786580
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
257 p.
Isbn
9780385513845
Lccn
2006036812
System control number
(OCoLC)76786580
Label
The opposite house, Helen Oyeyemi
Link
Publication
Control code
ocm76786580
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
257 p.
Isbn
9780385513845
Lccn
2006036812
System control number
(OCoLC)76786580

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