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7 edition of Tail of the blue bird found in the catalog.

Tail of the blue bird

Nii Ayikwei Parkes

Tail of the blue bird

by Nii Ayikwei Parkes

  • 397 Want to read
  • 11 Currently reading

Published by Jonathan Cape in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Villages -- Ghana -- Fiction,
  • Forensic pathologists -- Fiction,
  • Occultism -- Investigation -- Ghana -- Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    StatementNii Ayikwei Parkes.
    GenreFiction
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR9379.9.P37 T35 2009
    The Physical Object
    Pagination170 p. ;
    Number of Pages170
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23680804M
    ISBN 100224085743
    ISBN 109780224085748
    LC Control Number2009396914

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Most of Tail of the Blue Bird is set in the rural Ghanaian village of Sonokrom. Though only a few hours from Accra, it is a world unto itself, and traditional ways still prevail. It takes an outsider -- the girlfriend of a government minister -- to find that something is amiss, as she stumbles across something exceedingly unpleasant and, due to her connections.

'Tail of the Blue Bird' is a story of the mythical heart of Africa, of the clash and clasp between old and new worlds. Lyrically beautiful, at once uncanny and heart-warmingly human, this is a story that tells us that at the heart of modern man there remains the capacity to know the unknowable.

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Her title comes from a blues song of the same name sung by John Lee Hooker. ("Bluebird, bluebird, take this letter down South for me.") Music, especially the blues, plays a large role in the background of this gripping murder mystery.4/4(). Red-flanked Bluetail: Small thrush with blue upperparts, head, and tail.

The belly and throat are white, flanks are orange-brown, and breast has gray wash. Very active bird. Hops on ground while bobbing tail up and down. Forages on ground and in trees for various insects and berries. How did you get it. This is Nii Ayikwei Parkes, author of Tail of the Blue Bird.

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Sonokrom, a village in the Ghanaian hinterland, has not changed for hundreds of years. Here, the men. Tail is the same color as back and slightly forked. All over: Varied Bunting: Passerina versicolor: Small thick bill.

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