The Resource Beatnik : going to college in Durban, South Africa, M.J. Poynter, (electronic resource)

Beatnik : going to college in Durban, South Africa, M.J. Poynter, (electronic resource)

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Beatnik : going to college in Durban, South Africa
Title
Beatnik
Title remainder
going to college in Durban, South Africa
Statement of responsibility
M.J. Poynter
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Author
Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
Beatnik is a bohemian memoir set in the city of Durban in 1990. M. J. Poynter is a young college student immersed in the vibrant world of performing arts. Under the bright lights of the theatre the author spends his time designing sets and writing poetry. But offstage his carefree life as a beatnik is about to end. Nelson Mandela has just been released from prison and South Africa is on the cusp of political change. Set in a coastal city overlooking the Indian Ocean, Beatnik follows the exploits of four young students who see the need for political reform but who fear the prospect of an ANC government. Told through a series of amusing anecdotes, the author provides an insightful commentary of political events, captures the pop culture of the 1990s, and provides a creative outlet for some of his poems. Set against a backdrop of township violence and instability, M. J. Poynter recollects the final years of apartheid and the end of white minority rule
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Poynter, M. J.
Dewey number
968.064092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Poynter, M. J.
  • College students
  • Beats (Persons)
  • Popular culture
  • Apartheid
  • Electronic books
  • South Africa
Target audience
adult
Label
Beatnik : going to college in Durban, South Africa, M.J. Poynter, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781456776572
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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12199917
Publisher number
MWT12199917
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Beatnik : going to college in Durban, South Africa, M.J. Poynter, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781456776572
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
12199917
Publisher number
MWT12199917
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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