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The Resource Broken places & outer spaces : finding creativity in the unexpected, Nnedi Okorafor ; illustrations by Shyama Golden

Broken places & outer spaces : finding creativity in the unexpected, Nnedi Okorafor ; illustrations by Shyama Golden

Label
Broken places & outer spaces : finding creativity in the unexpected
Title
Broken places & outer spaces
Title remainder
finding creativity in the unexpected
Statement of responsibility
Nnedi Okorafor ; illustrations by Shyama Golden
Title variation
Broken places and outer spaces
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Nnedi Okorafor was never supposed to be paralyzed. A college track star and budding entomologist, Nnedi's lifelong battle with scoliosis was just a bump in her plan--something a simple operation would easily correct. But when Nnedi wakes from the surgery to find she can't move her legs, her entire sense of self begins to waver. Confined to a hospital bed for months, unusual things begin to happen. Psychedelic bugs crawl her hospital walls; strange dreams visit her nightly. Nnedi begins to put these experiences into writing, conjuring up strange, fantastical stories. What Nnedi discovers during her confinement would prove to be the key to her life as a successful science fiction author: In science fiction, when something breaks, something greater often emerges from the cracks. In Broken Places & Outer Spaces, Nnedi takes the reader on a journey from her hospital bed deep into her memories, from her painful first experiences with racism as a child in Chicago to her powerful visits to her parents' hometown in Nigeria. From Frida Kahlo to Mary Shelly, she examines great artists and writers who have pushed through their limitations, using hardship to fuel their work. Through these compelling stories and her own, Nnedi reveals a universal truth: What we perceive as limitations have the potential to become our greatest strengths--far greater than when we were unbroken. A guidebook for anyone eager to understand how their limitations might actually be used as a creative springboard, Broken Places & Outer Spaces is an inspiring look at how to open up new windows in your mind."--Provided by publisher
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Okorafor, Nnedi
Dewey number
155.24
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • CT
  • PS3615.K67
LC item number
Z46 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Golden, Shyama
Series statement
Ted Books
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Okorafor, Nnedi
  • Resilience (Personality trait)
  • Self-acceptance
  • Well-being
  • Life skills
  • Authors, American
Label
Broken places & outer spaces : finding creativity in the unexpected, Nnedi Okorafor ; illustrations by Shyama Golden
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacarrier
Contents
Beached -- Retrograde -- Bugs -- The portal -- White coats -- I made her from clay -- Twitch -- Rusting robot -- Dammit -- My singularity -- Machine -- The beach
Control code
on1056733522
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
88 pages
Isbn
9781501195471
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1056733522
Label
Broken places & outer spaces : finding creativity in the unexpected, Nnedi Okorafor ; illustrations by Shyama Golden
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacarrier
Contents
Beached -- Retrograde -- Bugs -- The portal -- White coats -- I made her from clay -- Twitch -- Rusting robot -- Dammit -- My singularity -- Machine -- The beach
Control code
on1056733522
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
88 pages
Isbn
9781501195471
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1056733522

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