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Under the Udala Trees

(2015)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Book (nominee)
Inspired by Nigeria's folktales and its war, Under the Udala Trees is a deeply searching, powerful debut about the dangers of living and loving openly.

Ijeoma comes of age as her nation does; born before independence, she is eleven when civil war breaks out in the young republic of Nigeria. Sent away to safety, she meets another displaced child and they, star-crossed, fall in love. They are from different ethnic communities. They are also both girls. When their love is discovered, Ijeoma learns that she will have to hide this part of herself. But there is a cost to living inside a lie. As Edwidge Danticat has made personal the legacy of Haiti's political coming of age, Okparanta's Under the Udala Trees uses one woman's lifetime to examine the ways in which Nigerians continue to struggle toward selfhood. Even as their nation contends with and recovers from the effects of war and division, Nigerian lives are also wrecked and lost from taboo and prejudice. This story offers a glimmer of hope - a future where a woman might just be able to shape her life around truth and love. Acclaimed by Vogue, the Financial Times, and many others, Chinelo Okparanta continues to distill "experience into something crystalline, stark but lustrous" (New York Times Book Review). Under the Udala Trees marks the further rise of a star whose "tales will break your heart open" (New York Daily News).

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August 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: Under the Udala Trees
Author(s): Chinelo Okparanta
ISBN: 0-544-00344-6 / 978-0-544-00344-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Paperback Editions

January 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Under the Udala Trees
Author(s): Chinelo Okparanta
ISBN: 1-84708-838-4 / 978-1-84708-838-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Granta Books
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September 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Under the Udala Trees
Author(s): Chinelo Okparanta
ISBN: 0-544-81179-8 / 978-0-544-81179-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Under the Udala Trees
Author(s): Chinelo Okparanta
ISBN: 1-84708-836-8 / 978-1-84708-836-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Granta Books
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Audio Editions

September 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Under the Udala Trees
Author(s): Chinelo Okparanta
ISBN: 1-5046-6633-X / 978-1-5046-6633-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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September 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Under the Udala Trees: Library Edition
Author(s): Chinelo Okparanta
ISBN: 1-5046-6631-3 / 978-1-5046-6631-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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September 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Under the Udala Trees
Author(s): Chinelo Okparanta
ISBN: 1-5046-6632-1 / 978-1-5046-6632-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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September 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Under the Udala Trees
Author(s): Chinelo Okparanta
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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September 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Under the Udala Trees
Author(s): Chinelo Okparanta
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Under the Udala Trees
Author(s): Chinelo Okparanta
Publisher: Mariner Books
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September 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Under the Udala Trees
Author(s): Chinelo Okparanta
Publisher: Granta Books
Availability: Amazon UK