Dream Country

Dream Country

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2008, Minneapolis. Kollie Flomo, at once too black and not black enough for his African American peers and worn down by the expectations of his own Liberian family and community, turns to violence. 1926, Liberia. Togar Somah, an indigenous Liberian, is on the run from government militias that would force him to work the plantations of the Congo people, descendants of the African American slaves who colonized Liberia almost a century earlier. 1827. The children of Yasmine Wright leave a Virginia plantation with their mother for Liberia, promised freedom by the American Colonization Society. 1980. Ujay and Evelyn dare to believe their love can survive Liberia's approaching revolution. 2018, Minneapolis. A dreamer attempts to weave her family's history into a new future.-- adapted from jacket.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Dutton Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC,, [2018]
ISBN: 9780735231672
0735231672
Branch Call Number: Y FIC GIBN
Characteristics: 335 pages ; 22 cm

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Jul 19, 2018

An engaging and thought-provoking window into the African immigrant experience, the complexity of Liberian and American history and also a well written book accessible for younger readers.

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