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Gods of Noonday: A White Girl's African Life Free download ð 104 Elaine Neil Orr Ø 4 Free download Free read Gods of Noonday: A White Girl's African Life LengthCopyright Reed Business Information IncOrrs acute memory and reflective contemplations about life in her beloved Africa give readers an intricate picture of an unusual upbringing blended with an adults take on the cultural changes in the world beyond the missionary compoundsPublishers WeeklyReading Gods of Noonday was like falling under a lovely spell With mesmerizing language Elaine Orr writes about her childhood in Africa capturing the beautiful the sacred and the essential Sue Monk Kidd author of The Secret Life of Bees Gods of Noonday is a clear eyed yet heartfelt memoir of a white American girl born and growing up in Nigeria West Africa Deeply thoughtful candid and unsentimental it explores with great sensitivity and understanding the rare blessing of this most extraordinary and enriching of childhoods A classic of its kind William Boyd author of Brazzaville Beach and A Good Man in Africa This amazing memoir shares with the reader the remarkable intelligence honesty and lyrical sensibility of Elaine Orr Her style of writing is breathtakingly beautiful whether she is describing the flora and fauna the rivers and landscape of Nigeria or the inner landscape of her personal journey of discovery and healing I read this fresh insightful and original book in a constant state of wonder and excitement Sena Jeter Naslund author of Ahab s Wife and Four Spirits Very few childhoods are this exotic and even fewer are retold in such beautiful language as Elaine Orr do

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Gods of Noonday: A White Girl's African Life Free download ð 104 Elaine Neil Orr Ø 4 Free download Free read Gods of Noonday: A White Girl's African Life Though Orr s experience as an MK or missionary kid in Nigeria in the s and s was in many ways less exotic and foreign than one might expect most Americans do not complete high school amid successive governmental coups and political chaos Orr s acute memory and reflective contemplations about life in her beloved Africa in those formative years give readers an intricate picture of an unusual upbringing blended with an adult s take on the cultural changes in the world beyond the missionary compounds where her family was posted The North Carolina State University professor of literature and women s studies brings a critical eye to her cherished childhood world showing that many of the pressures of early adolescence and high school most of which she completed in a Nigerian missionary boarding school she endured are strikingly familiar to American schoolchildren s experiences She interweaves the story of her recent serious illness a disease resulting from diabeteswhich clearly created a longing for the familiarity and safety of her childhood While Orr s recent troubles seem mercifully to have been alleviated she clearly found some healing in poring through her past Looking at pictures of Africa she thinks I could die and be satisfied because once I knew a place of such stunning grace that my life has already been fulfilled This memoir is muchpersonal and painterly than it is politically or historically charged and would not lose any of its charm for losing a third of its

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Gods of Noonday: A White Girl's African Life Free download ð 104 Elaine Neil Orr Ø 4 Free download Free read Gods of Noonday: A White Girl's African Life Es in this book If her heart is still partly marooned in her exotic childhood world her mind made it possible for me to live there too and understand A fascinating memoir with language rich enough for a poem plot rich enough for a novel Doris Betts author of Souls Raised from the Dead In a voice by turns intimate engaging melancholy familiar lyrical and fraught with the tender distance of learning Orr portrays a white girl s life in the Nigeria of the s and s postcolonial yet far from free Hers is a rich memoir of childhood mystery adult illness and triumphant recovery James Morrison author of Broken Fever Truly learned incredibly fascinating Elaine Orr s Gods of Noonday melts the Atlantic divide as we read the story of this uniue personality located in two different worlds Here is a rare example of a memoir that turns experience into knowledge and teaches without being prescriptive in the process giving us an unmistakable portrait of the remarkable power of human dignity Toyin Falola author of Yoruba Gurus This amazing memoir shares with the reader the remarkable intelligence honesty and lyrical sensibility of Elaine Orr Her style of writing is breathtakingly beautiful whether she is describing the flora and fauna the rivers and landscape of Nigeria or the inner landscape of her personal journey of discovery and healing I read this fresh insightful and original book in a constant state of wonder and excitement Sena Jeter Naslund author of Ahabs Wife and Four Spiri

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  • Gods of Noonday: A White Girl's African Life
  • Elaine Neil Orr
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  • 11 June 2019
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