The Icarus Girl
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 18.12.2007 - 352 Seiten
The audacious first novel from the award-winning and highly acclaimed Helen Oyeyemi.
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“Mummy,” she said, finally, when the man who had laughed was out of sight and they were moving down a seemingly interminable length of road. Her mum paused in her conversation with the cabdriver. “Jess?” “What does oh-yee-bo mean?
It means somebody who has come from so far away that they are a stranger!” Jess settled back against the leather seat, fiddled with her seat belt. “Oh." Her father looked up distractedly from a column he was reading about the Nigerian ...
Of course, she knew that Wuraola was her Yoruba name. the name that her grandfather had asked in a letter for her to be called when her mother had held her Nigerian naming ceremony. Wuraola means gold. She knew all this .
... 'Mmmm.' Is that respect?” She squeezed one eye shut and peered at him with mock iiicredulity, and he laughed. “I was saying 'mnmim' because you called me,” she protested. “Even then. it's yes, 'grandfather' . . .I mean, what 27.
.I mean, what is this 'mmmm'?" _]ess gave up. “I don't know what my mother did.” (You're goirrq to tell me and shefs going to get angry. I can see it already because slick all nervous.) _]ess wasn't sure whose side she was supposed to ...
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LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - Charon07 - LibraryThing
Truly creepy and definitely not something I’ve read before. I was very interested in the glimpses of Yoruban Nigerian culture and system of beliefs. Jessamy’s point of view was compelling, and my ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - kohrmanmj - LibraryThing
Deliciously creepy. I was underwhelmed by the ending, though. I would like to have known more about TillyTilly. Obviously, the Grandfather knew SOMETHING. It felt that there was a rich story buried in there and I wish it had been further explored. Vollständige Rezension lesen