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Todos nuestros nombres, Dinaw Mengestu ; traducción de Eduardo Iriarte

Label
Todos nuestros nombres
Title
Todos nuestros nombres
Statement of responsibility
Dinaw Mengestu ; traducción de Eduardo Iriarte
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Contributor
Author
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Genre
Language
  • spa
  • eng
  • spa
Summary
  • Cuenta la leyenda que en el momento de la creación, todos los seres y las cosas recibieron un nombre, y eso nos define, nos distingue frente a los demás. Tomar el nombre de otro y ponérselo como un traje prestado cambia la idea de lo que somos y hacemos. Un joven creció en Uganda a principios de los años 70 del siglo pasado , y en la universidad de Kampala aprendió a leer a los clásicos, pero también a usar armas para luchar a favor de la libertad de áfrica. Muy pronto la protesta se trasladó a las calles de la ciudad, y los ojos de este hombre discreto, que amaba los libros, se enfrentaron al horror. Había que huir, dejando atrás una vida y un nombre.Así fue cómo un buen día apareció Isaac en una pequeña ciudad del Medio Oeste americano como estudiante invitado, y Helen fue la trabajadora social encargada de enseñarle las costumbres del lugar. Con pocas palabras y muchas caricias los dos crearon un mundo propio, desafiando las convenciones, pero ¿quién era realmente Isaac? Una espléndida novela que habla de un amor hecho de preguntas sin respuesta, de vidas que buscan raíces en la ternura y de nombres que se quedaron atrás, como si un dios cruel hubiese jugado con ellos para luego olvidarlos en un rincón cualquiera de la Historia
  • An unforgettable love story about a searing affair between an American woman and an African man in 1970s America and an unflinching novel about the fragmentation of lives that straddle countries and histories. All Our Names is the story of two young men who come of age during an African revolution, drawn from the safe confines of the university campus into the intensifying clamor of the streets outside. But as the line between idealism and violence becomes increasingly blurred, the friends are driven apart--one into the deepest peril, as the movement gathers inexorable force, and the other into the safety of exile in the American Midwest. There, pretending to be an exchange student, he falls in love with a social worker and settles into small-town life. Yet this idyll is inescapably darkened by the secrets of his past: the acts he committed and the work he left unfinished. Most of all, he is haunted by the beloved friend he left behind, the charismatic leader who first guided him to revolution and then sacrificed everything to ensure his freedom. Elegiac, blazing with insights about the physical and emotional geographies that circumscribe our lives, All Our Names is a marvel of vision and tonal command. Writing within the grand tradition of Naipul, Greene, and Achebe, Mengestu gives us a political novel that is also a transfixing portrait of love and grace, of self-determination and the names we are given and the names we earn.--Publisher's description
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BTCTA
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1978-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mengestu, Dinaw
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3613.E487
LC item number
T64 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Iriarte Goñi, Eduardo
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  • Students, Foreign
  • Women social workers
  • African Americans
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Alienation (Social psychology)
  • Estudiantes extranjeros
  • Trabajadores sociales
  • Afronorteamericanos
  • Identidad (Psicología)
  • Alienacion (Psicologia social)
Target audience
adult
Label
Todos nuestros nombres, Dinaw Mengestu ; traducción de Eduardo Iriarte
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Primera edición.
Extent
298 pages
Isbn
9788426401533
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)907125790
  • 1362214
  • (OCoLC)ocn907125790
  • (Pol)1362214
Label
Todos nuestros nombres, Dinaw Mengestu ; traducción de Eduardo Iriarte
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Primera edición.
Extent
298 pages
Isbn
9788426401533
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)907125790
  • 1362214
  • (OCoLC)ocn907125790
  • (Pol)1362214

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