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The Bead Collector - by Sefi Atta (Hardcover)

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Number of Pages: 364

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Sub-Genre: General

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Interlink Books an Imprint of Interlink Publishing Group Inc

Age Range: Adult

Author: Sefi Atta

Language: English

TCIN: 77922973
UPC: 9781623719852
Item Number (DPCI): 247-66-1761

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Lagos, January 1976, six years after the Nigerian Civil War. A new military regime has been in power for six months, but rumors are spreading that a countercoup is imminent. At an art exhibition in the affluent Ikoyi neighborhood, Remi Lawal, a Nigerian woman who runs her own greeting-card shop, meets Frances Cooke, who introduces herself as an American art dealer, in Nigeria to buy rare beads. They become friends and over the next few weeks confide in each other about their aspirations, loyalties, marriage, motherhood-€-and Nigeria itself, as hospitable Remi welcomes the enigmatic Frances into her world.

Remi's husband, Tunde, naturally suspects Frances"€"like any American in Lagos"€"of gathering intelligence for the CIA, yet she is unconvinced. Cynical about the country's unending instability, and alienated by the shallowness of the city's elite, she willingly shares her views with Frances. But the February 13 assassination of General Muhammed prompts Remi to reconsider one particular co

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